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Hi all,

I have twin front tanks with under-seat fill on my 109.  They’ve always been noisy when the vehicle is rocked from side to side, a dull metallic clonking. I used to think it was the level sender units, but came to suspect the telescopic filler/strainer necks.  I’m away from the vehicle, so can’t test the idea by whipping them out and giving it a shake, but has anyone else come across this and a cure that keeps the necks quiet while installed?  If it is them, I was considering stainless steel hose clips (like used for thwarting handle and jack stowage) with one “arm” trimmed off, mounted in a tripod to the tank floor to secure the lower end of the neck when retracted.  Anyone tried something like that?

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I have seen the sides of the tanks popping in and out on some tanks... A smartly placed hammer would cure that.

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Keeping them full of petrol quietens them down.

In the tank I have fitted there is a guide column which supports the filler extension for its entire length and it can get quite noisy when empty

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