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Hi guys,

hopefully some of you know my situation, im the guy that got screwed over by halfords, (they replaced a good working fuel pump with the wrong part- a misdiagnosis on their part)...so i took it to a specialist who fitted the right fuel pump....but...

hes now saying i need to get a new fuel tank because its been 'warped', which will cost 650 included parts and labour.....peugeot warranted parts.....i dont understand what warped means, but its expensive!

any ideas what i should do?
 
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Warped just means deformed or bent out of shape... normally things warp when subjected to extremes of temperature. I can't see how on earth this could have happened, and to such an extent to warrant a new tank.

Are you sure you're Peugeot specialist isn't out to make a tidy sum too??
 

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thanks for the responses,

about the 'pump retaining ring to screw on/ seal? ' he told me the other day he had ordered a new one of those rings (are they about 8 quid?), but called today to say the tank was warped and it would need to have a new one....

apparantly it happens very rarely....but sounds like he cant get the ring on becase of the warp...

he said if i can find a second hand one cheaper he coudl fit it, i will have a look, its a 1.6 hdi 110bhp 2005
 
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Those rings, if like the 306, are a complete pain in the backside to get back on properly, largely due to the coarse thread they easily crossthread themselves. It took me ages when changing pump on the 306 to get it on, but patience and a bit of lubrication got there in the end :thumb:
 

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do you think i should ask for a better explanation of what he means by 'warped', i mean how could this have happend?

if it does get changed im definitly going to ask to see the original part and keep it for inspection,

he seems like a nice guy so i believe what he says...but 650 is a lot of money, especially when i saw some used ones on ebay for 50 quid!
 
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thanks for the responses,

about the 'pump retaining ring to screw on/ seal? ' he told me the other day he had ordered a new one of those rings (are they about 8 quid?), but called today to say the tank was warped and it would need to have a new one....

apparantly it happens very rarely....but sounds like he cant get the ring on becase of the warp...

he said if i can find a second hand one cheaper he coudl fit it, i will have a look, its a 1.6 hdi 110bhp 2005
The tank warps when the tank unit is left out for an amount of time. It can happen. Someone i bet let it out for ages before fitting a new tank unit.
 

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The tank warps when the tank unit is left out for an amount of time. It can happen. Someone i bet let it out for ages before fitting a new tank unit.
so who could have left it out for awhile....Halfords = CLAIM
 
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so who could have left it out for awhile....Halfords = CLAIM
But was it this fuel pump Halfords were involved in, or the main one on the engine?? Were they even in the tank??

Good luck proving it though if so :thumb:
 

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But was it this fuel pump Halfords were involved in, or the main one on the engine?? Were they even in the tank??

Good luck proving it though if so :thumb:
fair point :D
 

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But was it this fuel pump Halfords were involved in, or the main one on the engine?? Were they even in the tank??

Good luck proving it though if so :thumb:
Hi guys, yes it was the fuel pump in the back which halfords were mucking about with (i.e. not the one in the engine...) so its almost definitly a result of them ****ing about with my fuel pump that the fuel tank is now warped and we've asked that they pay for the new tank unit.....waiting for a response...., they put the wrong fuel pump part in for christs sakes...and had my motor for 4 weeks messing around with it, it was only when i got it to the specialist he told me that they'd fit the wrong fuel pump!......the most ridiculous thing is there wasnt even anything wrong with my original fuel pump in the first place, they were just changing parts for the sake of it....

david, could you just explain in a bit more basic terms how the tank warps if its left out??

also, is it easy to change a fuel tank myself or is it a really hard job?? im aware i can get a used one a LOT cheaper!

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Wouldn't you have to be careful with a used one too though, if by leaving the existing one out for a while it warped, surely a used one could be just the same?? I'd have thought that you would be able to get it back into shape... its only plastic so will have an element of give in it anyway.

Won't the Peugeot guy use a part if you source it, i.e. you get it off eBay and then he just fits it?
 

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yeh he said he would fit a second hand one if i could find one, but the parts they use are proper peugeot parts because they have to be warranted, but 650 is way to much, i thnk i can get a used for 50 quid...

just intrigued to know how hard they are actually to fit...?
 
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The tank sags around the area that the large black plastic nut screws down onto. Also if the tank had a good bit of fuel in it, it can make matters worse.
I've seen it before. The tank threads might also be damaged as apposed to being warped.
When fitting a tank unit it is necessary to use copious amounts of grease on the plastic ''nut'' to ease fitting. It will not/may not fit correctly without.
Also it is imperative to fit a new tank unit o-ring as it expands when removed and is useless.
 
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