Hey Guys, I seem to have the exact same problem as 07cummins67 referenced in the original post. I just purchased a 2008 3.0L CRD with 160k km on it a month ago and it started to leak diesel, leaving small spots on the pavement and it was dripping from the skid plate beneath the fuel tank. I plan on dropping the fuel tank this weekend to have a look and make sure it's the tank and not something else; however, I am fairly certain it is the tank because there's no wet diesel running from the superior aspect of the tank and down the walls, so it seems to be leaking from the bottom.
The dealership service department quoted a new tank being $2130.60 and labour ~$364.37. I asked them if the tank would be steel again and he said he wasn't sure. Needless to say, I started shopping online. However, I wanted to make sure I bought the right tank and maybe get some helpful hints from you guys before spending that kind of money.
Here's what I have found online:
Part Number: 68033748AA vs. Part Number: 68025106AC
However, the first link references that the tank is steel and some members here have mentioned their tanks being plastic/poly material and that is what I would like because I don't want to replace the tank again, this diesel is still young at 160 000 km.
SO to get to the point:
1. why is there such a large variation in price for some of these tanks?
(mopar site: I used my VIN and the prices for tanks ranged from $500-$1400 based on engine (ie: EVE vs EX0) i tried searching for what these meant but couldn't find anything; I assumed the diesel engine was EX0)
2. Can I purchase a poly tank somewhere? should I buy a steel tank and spray the bottom with some rubber protective polymer like plasti-dip? or is it best just to try to wash out the gravel and salt that gets trapped there and hope for the best?
Sorry for the long post, wanted to make sure you guys understood where I am coming from and my thought process. If you think this should be in a new thread let me know.
Thanks for the help,