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JD 6110 fuel tank problems

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Posted by John Rozenek on January 08, 2004 at 17:03:58 from (

I have a JD 6110 that was purchased new 5 years ago. About two years ago, I noticed a small amount of diesel fuel seeping out of the top of the tank at the fuel cap. I initially thought that the problem was the fuel cap, but upon further use noticed that the metal ring that the fuel cap screws into had come loose. This metal ring screws into the poly fuel tank. Apparently when the fuel tank heats up in hot weather, it expands and causes the metal ring to come loose. I have contacted my dealer numerous times and John Deere and the responses from both have been that the tractor is out of warranty and there is nothing that can be done but for me to buy a new fuel tank. I feel that this is very poor customer service and that I should not have to buy a new fuel tank. The problem appears to be a design problem on John Deere's part. My dealer admitted that they have had to use teflon tape to secure the metal rings on their new tractors, but yet no one is willing to stand behind the product. Has anyone else experienced this problem? If you have, could you please e-mail me with what you have found out? My tractor currently has less than 1200 hours and I should certainly not have to buy a new fuel tank.

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