I am a proud Daihatsu owner. I bought a Daihatsu Terios (registration: V517 HDW) two years ago and have never had any issues until now. Following an MOT in which repairs were carried out by my old garage they 'sealed' a hole in my fuel tank which had been caused by general corrosion. About four months on the leak has since returned i.e. when starting up the engine the pressure in the fuel tank causes it. I took it back to the first garage who did it and they said it was fine and nothing needed doing. But since moving I have decided that a new garage was the way forward. I am lucky to have some lovely chaps working on my car who are very reasonable. I had a fix done to the exhaust recently and they said that when they put it up on the ramp they found the leak. They also said the previous garage had done an abysmal job of trying to fix it by smearing fibreglass on the area but to no avail. I've been advised that I should get a replacement fitted and I agree. They phoned the Daihatsu parts dealer and were quoted an extortionate £420.00 + VAT for a fuel tank suitable. I am absolutely not paying this amount for a tank and I am sure there must be some way to bring this amount down.
The garage have stated they are happy to fit preowned or second hand parts to the car so I am trying my luck on searching for spare parts but have not had much luck. I was wondering if
1) Anybody has found a good dealer of spare parts who are likely to stock a tank suitable for the old girl
2) Happen to know somebody who is selling a fuel tank suitable for a Daihatsu Terios 1.3 (J1) 1999
If the answer is yes to either of these please tell me. I will need to find a replacement tank before October when my MOT is due otherwise it is a problem. I do not really want to get rid of the car. She is fantastic shape despite her age and has never broken down. And if I am honest, as she is my first car I am rather sentimental over her.
Thanks in advance for your time guys.
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