Peugeot 308 Fuel Additive Bladder
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    Our 2009 308 Touring has done 70,000km; had to have bladder replaced at 20,000km due to leaks from tiny stones (smaller than match head) entering compartment which holds bladder and rubbing against plastic bladder. Currently leaks have occurred again though there are no stones in compartment, only fine sand. Have taped up pin holes with sticky tape in interim! Problem also seems to be that the compartment is too small for the bladder and it has to be "creased" to fit in and this seems to exacerbate the problem. Seeking a replacement bladder it's worth while ringing around Peugeot dealers as prices have ranged from $425 to $1019. One dealer said we shopuld replace compartment and lid though both are in perfect condition as have previously fitted an extra rubber belting to protect same as original plastic shield disintegrated at 6,000km. We drive 2kms of dirt before bitumen so obviously not designed for Australian conditions. Maybe Peugeot have recified this design fault....they have certailny been made aware of it from us!

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    Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear your troubles.

    It sounds like the bladder must be quite thin in order for it perforate due to sand and small stones creating friction in the container. One would think that Peugeot have tested for this scenario as build up of dirt / small stones in the container would be inevitable over a period of time anyway.

    Has the car bottomed out at any stage ? Any damage to the container itself ?

    Based on the fact that the car does some dirt driving I would be inclined to make a protection plate for the container. Someone like ARB may be able to help.

    The other problem, based on my experience, is that very few Peugeot delars in Oz seem to be of a good standard and as this is a rare problem the dealer probably has no experience of this and may not be rectifying the problem correctly. I think you want someone with off road common sense resolving this for you.

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    No, car has not bottomed out, but the plastic shield that came with the car disintegrated very early on in life and subsequent home made rubber matting shield has proved it's worth. Compartment holding bladder is completely intact but there is always a tiny space where lid meets bottom holder and this is where sand/dust/very fine particles enter. Perhaps we may seal it with silastic or similar once have replaced with new bladder. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    I've been told that the old 22L plastic containers cut to size make good protection for these things. This was from a Pug specialist mechanic here in Adelaide.

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    Thanks for that suggestion. Have plenty available from empty spray bottles round here.

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    Its been a known problem since the 307s first had the plastic bit of junk "protecting" a bag of carcinogenic fluid.
    I made a cover from and old aluminium baking dish...the local Pug guys make up a metal cover as the plastic one is a complete joke...BTW do NOT get this stuff on your skin under any circumstances, or even breath it...mask and gloves...pretty smart to put it as the lowest bit of the car with a plastic shield eh. There are 2 types...a soft bladder of a refill kit...plenty of info on the net and I got mine from ebay UK...search Eolys. get the right sort and bladder or refill. these guys do either for under $300 landed here (post is 60 Royal Mail and they dont want to do it cheaper via fedex...maybe ask tho)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITROEN-IN...item2a19bfbf98

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    After reading about it on this site we realised could not refill the bladder, but have managed to purchase one from a dealer in the Hunter region for $425 so happy to go with them. Peugeot did refund us for the first one; lots of photos and letters and they came to the party eventually.

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    make a metal cover for it...dont waste your time with the plastic bit of junk thats on the car....wear gloves and overalls....do NOT get it on your skin

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