Hello Folks! An incident took place recently when I took my Gypsy for a short trip to Pilani (Rajasthan) from Faridabad. When I was on the way back it was post-sunset but a beautiful evening it was. I was driving alone and enjoying some music when I suddenly noticed the fuel gauge it was almost empty. With a little confusion in mind, I kept driving thought it must be bad fuel economy as I had to face traffic congestions at some places and it might be the faulty fuel gauge because its normal with Gypsy sometimes, but I was planning to get the tank refilled as soon as reaching a filling station. Suddenly there was power loss and the symptoms were of no fuel supply to the engine.
I stopped and tried to reach Tollbooth services but as usual, there was no reply. There was some lighting at some distance, as it 9:30 at night in Rajasthan so there are very few chances of spotting locals or markets. I walked there putting the vehicle in Neutral transfer case position (It helps Sometimes). I took my laptop bag and walked it was a Dhaba and is asked him about fuel station he told me its 14km from here, luckily he was having petrol packed in 1lt. bottle for people in need he added. I asked him about the purity and he said “petrol pump se acha h, vo log to paani dalte hain” took 5lts of fuel and started my journey. Reached the filling station and got the tank filled and left.
After 30-35 min, I noticed the fuel gauge and it was only half fuel left in the tank, I immediately stopped the vehicle and inspected for any fuel leakage from the vehicle and it was the tank that was leaking, I was having some duct tape with me but it couldn’t as the fuel was leaking continuously. I made a call to my mechanic and he told me that soap can be helpful if the crack is small, I had a Dettol soap in my bag and rubbed it on the cracked area and coved it with duct tape and finally, the leakage stopped and I completed my journey.
Now, I was in search of a new fuel tank for Gypsy, MASS guys told me it will take at least one week for them to arrange the tank. So I tried searching as it was too long for me to wait, luckily I found one Gypsian, he told me to check on Alva Motors in Gurgaon and finally after 3 days got the tank.
Older Gypsy Tank Cracked from Bottom
Replacing Fuel Pump and Guage From older to new Tank
New Gypsy Fuel Tank Genuine Part MFD 15 Oct 2019
Fuel Gauge Replaced on new Tank
Inside Old Tank Maruti Gypsy
Placing Tank to its Position
Tank Replaced Successfully
It cost me Rs.2,590.00 with takes, Yes it was MGP (Maruti Genuine Parts) and labour was Rs. 300.
The fuel pump and gauge were in good condition as the vehicle is the 2015 model only the tank was to be replaced.