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Question Scenic - has my petrol tank warped?

Hello, I have just filled my X reg scenic up with petrol (I normally only fill 1/2 way) and suddenly I had petrol gushing all underneath the car.

It turns out that it was the seal around the petrol pump sender unit, the locking ring had broken.
I have been smelling petrol when I fill up recently.

Anyway, nipped to the local dealers to get a new locking ring & seal kit (34 for a plastic ring!) and they guys there were telling me that it is most likely that because the tank was full the weight of it can/has made the tank warp so that the threaded hole the sender unit goes into is oval instead of round.

I have tried and cannot get the locking ring back on, it keeps cross threading. I have emptied as much petrol out as I can (everything I eat/drink now tastes of petrol - lol).

Given that it is a plastic tank not metal - is this actually likely?

Will it be beyond fettling and replacement tank (scrap yard) time or can it be salvaged?
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