21st Jan 2006, 01:56

Now I purchased a "1988" mazda 929 back in October 1998. It had 80,000 original miles on it, and was in mint condition inside and out! I kept good care of the car since. It reached 214,000 miles now, and still gives me 18 to 20 miles per gallon in fuel. Still runs very quiet, that you can't even tell its running. Hardly put any money into it. This is one of the best cars I have ever had, considering I paid $3450 for it back in 1998! Reliability all goes back to the original owner!

12th May 2006, 02:34

You'll be telling me he asked his friend for a warranty.

31st Dec 2007, 23:47

I own a 1988 Mazda 929 that I just got off my father-in-law. He was the original owner. The car has only 48,000 original miles. I have a problem. Did anyone ever have a leaky gas tank?

5th Aug 2013, 22:31

I have a leak in the right side seam of my 1988 929 gas tank. The leak is approximately an inch or two behind the filler neck hose. I live in Northern Illinois, and the winters are harsh and salt is ever present. The salt splash and snow accumulation from the right rear wheel has caused this failure I think.

I have owned this car since it was new and purchased an OEM gas tank to replace my original. It was difficult to find, and cost approx $400.00. If you can't find a tank, try having yours repaired at a radiator shop. Had I known how small the seam leak was, I would have taken it to a radiator shop and had it re-soldered, or tried an epoxy based repair patch.

Good luck!

2nd Jan 2015, 20:04

I have an 1988 Mazda I have owned since new (now at 99000 miles). Had the EXACT same issue with the gas tank. Replacement cost was also $400.00, and the area affected was so small that a radiator shop would have been the more cost effective choice.

Also Northern Illinois winters and the splash/spray from the left rear had to be a factor. I totally agree with the contributor's comments!

7th Jun 2015, 09:20

I've dealt with three burned out cars caused by people trying to solder or weld fuel tanks. Just replace the damn thing.

8th Jun 2015, 22:01

I disagree. A solid weld is actually pretty easy to do and much cheaper than replacing the tank altogether. Who welded your tanks for you? He should probably be fired, no pun intended.