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Old 05-02-2005, 01:00 PM
95bmwnj 95bmwnj is offline
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Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 525i
Angry Gas tank issues

I have a 1995 525i that I am having problems with the gas tank. About a year ago, the
gas tank deflated like a balloon and in turn broke the sending unit. The sending unit was
replaced a little over a year ago. About 1 week ago, the same thing happened again.
Aside from now replacing BOTH the sending unit and the tank my mechanic doesn't know
what could be causing that. Any ideas??????
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:27 AM
zmuff zmuff is offline
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Mein Auto: 1989 535im
You may want to check out your fuel vent system. I have read that if the vent tube is clogged (insects making a home), it will create a vacuum in the fuel tank and possibly crush it. Good luck.

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