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MG MGF Technical - Fuel Tank Recall

I have a 2001 MGF 1.8i which has just come back from my main Rover dealer having had the door handle surround replaced due to bubbling in the paintwork(under warranty) and they informed me that they had done a recall check on the fuel tank campaign No A166.
They said it was to check for paint marks on the filler neck and for hydro carbon on the chassis rail, apparently mines ok but having checked the archives couldn't find anything relating to this. Is it a new recall. I'm sure one of you has some knowledge.
By the way this BBS is brilliant, I have learnt so much already about the car in the last 2 months of ownership. Thanks to you all.
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Owen
Owen Gilkes

fuel pumpction Bulletin No: AD166 Page 1 of 5
SERVICE ACTION BULLETIN
Circulation: X Indicates to whom this information should be circulated Bulletin N o : AD 166
SERVICE MANAGER X SALES MANAGER X Issue: 1
PARTS MANAGER X SERVICE RECEPTION X Date: 11.05.01
WARRANTY MANAGER X WORKSHOP X
MODEL/DERIVATIVE: AFFECTED RANGE:
MGF All Derivatives RD 522572 to RD 526432
PROBLEM:
POSSIBLE LEAKAGE FROM FUEL TANK SEAM WELD
CAUSE:
Incomplete fuse weld during fuel tank manufacturing process
ACTION:
Spyros Papageorghiou

Spyros
Many thanks for that, now I understand
Regards
Owen
Owen Gilkes

Does anyone have "Illustration A" or can anyone describe the bolts that should have been painted? Is there any other way of checking whether the recall work was done to an MGF?

Thanks

Chaz
C Golvala

Dont get a 'bulletin' mixed up with a 'recall'.

A bulletin is information to dealers for things to do or check WHEN the car is next in - not normally urgent safety issues

A recall is when there is an urgent safety issue and the work MUST be done immediately and the DVLA is involved for list of owners.

Ted
Ted Newman

Chaz,

From the description it sounds like the two small bolt heads around the filler hole are the ones in question.

Bruce
Bruce Caldwell

Thanks Bruce, Ted. I still think it worth a check, though. My car was a garage's demonstrator in its early life, so I hope they looked after it well and checked this at that time.

C
C Golvala

Demonstrator? That means it was most probably thrashed to within an inch of it's [early] life..
Les

This thread was discussed between 30/04/2003 and 02/05/2003

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