Fuel leak

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Fuel leak

Postby island time » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:51 pm

I have hull # 18 with the fridge /freezer built into the forward lower galley, I see diesel fuel leaking from a side compartment next to the a/c water pump under the floor in the galley. It is slowly leaking from the front of the compartment.Ive checked the generator area for leaks which could travel to that area , but could not find anything leaking. I've checked the forward tank area and could not find anything leaking there either.I do not smell diesel from either the forward fuel tank area or the genny area, but there is a leak . I was wondering if anyone has ever run into this, I was thinking about cutting an access hole behind the dinette cushions to see if there is a leak from the bottom of the forward tank, I am hesitant to do this because I dont smell any fuel in that area. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Fuel leak

Postby duetto » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:05 pm

hi,

i believe dick tushick posted something that maybe relavant. try a search on this site.

the main point was that the fuel tank support material may have given way, allowing the tank to sit on the bottom of the compartment, and possibly corrode if any salt water got into the compartment.
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Re: Fuel leak from forward tank

Postby island time » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:50 pm

i am fairly certain that the forward fuel tank is leaking from the bottom , I have done a search on this sight and have found nothing pertaining to this, If anyone can help with info on removing this tank, it would be grately appreciated,.
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Re: Fuel leak

Postby duetto » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:25 pm

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