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buckeyes

Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:58 PM

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Hi,

Recently can smell gasoline after driving. Sent to mechanic and they confirmed fuel tank crack.
However Rondo fuel tank is link with its suspension; therefore you need to replace the whole system.

Have anyone encounter this? Is there anything in the market that can patch the crack? Thank you.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:19 AM

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Wow! never heard of fuel tank linked to suspension before..... smile_shock.gif

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 22 2015, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! never heard of fuel tank linked to suspension before..... smile_shock.gif


Hahahaha, special limited edition for malaysia only. the hallmark of jokers running a business

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:37 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 22 2015, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! never heard of fuel tank linked to suspension before..... smile_shock.gif


That's what my mechanic said too, first time saw such superb design.

After google, saw someone with same problemin 2009; should have done extensive research before buying. Koreans Boleh!!

http://answers.edmun...ces-176564.aspx

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:01 AM

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Mine was cracked due to the tank hitting something. Juz changed the tank. Nothing to do with suspension

Done in 2013 and paid RM3K

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QUOTE (buckeyes @ Jan 21 2015, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Recently can smell gasoline after driving. Sent to mechanic and they confirmed fuel tank crack.
However Rondo fuel tank is link with its suspension; therefore you need to replace the whole system.

Have anyone encounter this? Is there anything in the market that can patch the crack? Thank you.



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:34 AM

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QUOTE (buckeyes @ Jan 21 2015, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Recently can smell gasoline after driving. Sent to mechanic and they confirmed fuel tank crack.
However Rondo fuel tank is link with its suspension; therefore you need to replace the whole system.

Have anyone encounter this? Is there anything in the market that can patch the crack? Thank you.


Update... Finally went to Kia red cube plentong to check on my leakage.
Was told that I have 2 options.
1) Repaced whole tank at a cost of approximately RM4k
2) Weld the crack with approximate cost of RM900
I choose to weld as it is cheaper. Even ordering the new tank from KL supplier is gong to cost me
around RM1800 excluding labour. What is most shocking to me is that there were already 4 Rondo
owners ahead of me that have experienced this problem, so I suspect that this is a design flaw!!!
Therefore if any Rondo owners smell any gasoline smell, most probably there is a fuel tank crack...

My final damage is about RM821 as they didn't do wheel alignment for me due to time constraint.





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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:17 AM

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Just hope the welding holds up. I would weld too since you mentioned many cases already, so a new replacement can also crack again... smile_blackeye.gif
But they are very brave to do welding too, so they must have cleaned your tank properly as petrol fumes can still explode.

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:52 PM

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Bro @buckeyes....

Need some help here.. my hyundai elantra x20 year 2008 fuel tank crack underneath causing leaking drop by drop...

May i know where do u send for welding repair? Appreciate for help... thanks

I from selangor area

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 08:19 AM

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Bro @buckeyes....

Need some help here.. my hyundai elantra x20 year 2008 fuel tank crack underneath causing leaking drop by drop...

May i know where do u send for welding repair? Appreciate for help... thanks

I from selangor area

He mentioned Red cube Plentong and that is in JB.....