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      01-19-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Just filled the car up and parked up at home and noticed a small patch of petrol on the floor anyone else had this before? Is it common or do you think I have a leak somewhere?
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Fuel tank breather pipe split. Try a search, it's a common problem.
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      01-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #3
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Apparently there's a pipe that leaks sometimes.
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      01-19-2013, 09:39 AM   #4
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Yep, it rubs through on a section of chassis. Pain in the ass to replace I hear.
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Does this just happen when the car is full?
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      01-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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yes only when the tank is full

a pig to replace, get it changed under warranty if you are able to
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It's going back it on Tuesday, they can replace it for me as I only bought the car on Wednesday! It's no wonder they wouldn't fill it up for me....
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My E87 has this but only if you fill beyond the first click to the edge of the filler, which to be honest is overfilling anyway. I just stop at the first click and its never done it since.
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My E87 has this but only if you fill beyond the first click to the edge of the filler, which to be honest is overfilling anyway. I just stop at the first click and its never done it since.
It's still a potential hazard man.

It's just unacceptable from bmw. What if someone threw a ciggi butt and boom your car blows up because it was leaking petrol...
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It's still a potential hazard man.

It's just unacceptable from bmw. What if someone threw a ciggi butt and boom your car blows up because it was leaking petrol...

Agree that it's a hazard and far from ideal but a cigarette butt will not ignite petrol vapours, unless it's a Hollywood movie of course!
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It's still a potential hazard man.

It's just unacceptable from bmw. What if someone threw a ciggi butt and boom your car blows up because it was leaking petrol...
I'd be asking the Mrs why there was petrol in her 118d!
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Had my petrol leak fixed today and as you guys said it was the breather pipe split. The very nice garage where I bought my car from put new breaks on front and rear! Well chuffed
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