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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:36 AM
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Angry Help for new owner!!

I have a 2001 325CI and when I fill my tank past 3/4 i get a fuel leak in rear right undercarriage. Any ideas???

I would also like to know how to get access to the neck of my gas tank, i have a feeling that is where my problem might be but i cant figure out how to get access
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:52 AM
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Remove the bottom cushion of your back seat (just pull up hard) for access to the fuel pump....you`ll need a spanner or hammer & screwdriver to remove the lock ring. Be careful if there`s close to a full tank....have towels ready.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:16 AM
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Bob, thanks for reply (I do volunteer for wounded warrior), but I need to get to the upper neck of the gas tank not the fuel pump. It only leaks when I fill up tank more than 3/4 so I dont think under the seat would get me there...right?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:43 AM
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But if it leaks at 3/4 of a tank then it's not likely the neck. But the filler is right by the rear wheel so take the wheel and plastic shroud off?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:10 AM
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OK good thought! Have any idea where I can find a picture or schematic of that area?
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