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|27th June 2010, 13:32||#1|
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fuel tank damage
We had parked our i10 in a irregular area.it had ,i think rods and steep stone beneath.while reversing,our fuel tank got damaged completely.It was a stormy night,and we didn't hear any noise.we drove for about a km and the car stopped suddenly.the engine just cranked
the service engineer came to the spot within an hour.He said the tank is damaged and has to be replaced.
a) has this happened to anyone else?if so,what did you do?
b) how dangerous is this.would the car have gone in flames?
c) is the fuel tank in all cars placed in such a way,that it could be damaged so easily?
d)maybe we should have a system in which the car wouldn't start if there is a problem (circuit breaker)
|28th June 2010, 13:01||#2|
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Note : Replace the fuel tank entirely, don't attempt to repair.
|29th June 2010, 10:08||#3|
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I am surprised that you did not feel the impact. I am guessing that the impact would have been hard, since there has been a big leak in the fuel tank (car just ran for a km before it stalled). Even though you might not have heard anything due to the thunderstorm, you should have felt the impact, and you should have checked the car for damage immediately. I always do this even at the slightest hint of some obstacle rubbing the underside of the car. You are lucky... the fact that it was raining probably negated the possibility of a fire to the fuel leak.
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