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Gas leaking from tank? Before
jumping to conclusions, beware!

In 2009, we bought a second car and the Nissan wasn't used as much as it had been in the past. Less use meant less gas. It took a while to need a refill.

One day after a gas fill, I noticed some gas leaking from the tank area. I looked underneath and couldn't determine exactly where the leak was.

I drove to a mechanic and had him diagnose the problem. He said it was leaking from the fuel fill pipe because the screws had loosened. He tightened the screws and charged me $8.00. I was pleased that the leak was stopped.

It was quite a while before I needed to fill the tank again. But when I did, the tank still leaked. 

Based on what the first mechanic had told me, I thought the leak was from the rubber portion of the fill tube. So I told another mechanic that the rubber part of the fill tube needed to be replaced. He replaced it. Cost was $51.29 to install a Nissan tube.

So now I had spent a total of $59.29 to stop the leaking from a full tank of gas. That's not too bad considering the cost of gas plus the danger from a leaking gas pipe. 

BUT!  See the next page!
The rubber part of the Fill Tube was replaced.
1992 Nissan Sentra XE   GA16DE    Engine Code "E"
Before you spend many dollars for a new gas tank, read this!
Case closed? NO!
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