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    Does this reduce tank capacity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STE View Post
    Does this reduce tank capacity?
    Yes, but negligible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancill View Post
    Yes, but negligible
    The same answer applies to the tank slap as I understand it
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    And you need to arrive at the dealer with as little fuel as possible. I think I had 9 miles left, I left home with not enough fuel for my journey but was fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethpage View Post
    The same answer applies to the tank slap as I understand it
    It fixed mine in my first XF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethpage View Post
    The same answer applies to the tank slap as I understand it
    I seem to remember the job being successful on my second XF, the first, I didn't have the issue and the third was petrol

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    Lets be honest, slapping a piece of foam in a fuel tank is a fudge to disguise a design/build fault

    The repair should be a fuel tank that doesn't exhibit the fault from day one end of, especially seeing the price of a new vehicle in the first place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethpage View Post
    Lets be honest, slapping a piece of foam in a fuel tank is a fudge to disguise a design/build fault

    The repair should be a fuel tank that doesn't exhibit the fault from day one end of, especially seeing the price of a new vehicle in the first place
    And what do you think a fuel tank design consists of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancill View Post
    And what do you think a fuel tank design consists of
    Fuel is always going to slap around in a tank that holds more than is it in it, baffles need to be designed in to prevent excessive movement under acceleration/braking.

    For instance does your Bavarian wench exhibit slap? Probably, but the internals of the tank prevent you from noticing it in the passenger compartment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethpage View Post
    Fuel is always going to slap around in a tank that holds more than is it in it, baffles need to be designed in to prevent excessive movement under acceleration/braking.

    For instance does your Bavarian wench exhibit slap? Probably, but the internals of the tank prevent you from noticing it in the passenger compartment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethpage View Post
    Fuel is always going to slap around in a tank that holds more than is it in it, baffles need to be designed in to prevent excessive movement under acceleration/braking.

    For instance does your Bavarian wench exhibit slap? Probably, but the internals of the tank prevent you from noticing it in the passenger compartment
    My comment were tongue in cheek lol.

    Trevor has no baffeling whatsoever, the fuel gauge makes for interesting reading on the twisties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancill View Post
    My comment were tongue in cheek lol.

    Trevor has no baffeling whatsoever, the fuel gauge makes for interesting reading on the twisties
    On the twisties, I'd be looking where I were going, rather than worrying about how much juice was left
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    On the twisties, I'd be looking where I were going, rather than worrying about how much juice was left
    Yep and usually through the side windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancill View Post
    Yep and usually through the side windows
    I thought you sorted out the handling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrek View Post
    I thought you sorted out the handling
    I did, it's the driver that's lacking in talent lol

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    What's the fuel tank doing sitting outside the side windows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanov View Post
    What's the fuel tank doing sitting outside the side windows?
    Saddle tanks for extended range
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    I had the "fix" done a few months ago, it initally 90% worked but now only has a marginal effect to the slap noise. I'll be taking my rear bench out this weekend (hopefully) and stuffing carpet underlay, or similar, between the bench and tank if space allows.

    If you get the fix done, when you fill up, check underneath the car for any diesel dripping down. I didn't and my driveway was damaged the first night I got the car back.

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    Thanks guys still waiting to hear from the dealer but at least I know what to look for.

    How long does this process take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanov View Post
    What's the fuel tank doing sitting outside the side windows?
    Things come loose in TVRs
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