Q Does a dented fuel tank mean MOT failure?
I am planning to buy a secondhand Yamaha YBR125, but it has two dents in the fuel tank and I’m worried that it won’t pass an MOT in that condition. Mihai, email
Answered by A Chris Dabbs, MCN It doesn’t matter if the tank is dented as long as it doesn’t leak or have sharp edges on it where the dents are – all it will affect is the price you are willing to pay. You can sometimes push the dents out with compressed air or with a suitable bar through the filler neck, but it’s easier to get another tank online, as they start from about £30.