Re: Gas Tank
- From: "RAM³" <s31924.nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 04:02:29 GMT
"Kerry" <komputerklone@xxxxxxx> wrote in
"Gunner" <gunner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:31:25 GMT, "Kerry" <komputerklone@xxxxxxx>
Ok, at 4$ + per gallon I can't ignore this any more. I have a gas
leaks when I turn to the right and it is more than half full. The
filler tube is my suspect since it is on that side. When I tackle
this job I would
only be too happy to find that the overflow tube or filler tube has a
in it after 26 years of service. However I have to drop the tank out
to inspect it and when I do I want to be ready for anything....short
a new tank in advance. My main concern is that the upper surface of
the tank is hidden from view/inspection unless you remove it from the
car. So once I have effected a repair on the leak I do not want take
it apart again
in the near future.
It is very likely that its the rubber overflow or return line thats
cracked or leaking, or the rubber boot (if one) between the filler
neck and the tank body.
Ive owned two trucks where both of those finally cracked and started
leaking on turns or when filling up to full.
The more I drive the tank empty it leaks less and only on a right hand
turn...so the fuel is sloshing towards the driver's side which is the
same side the filler is on. The access is terrible and I doubt I can
take off the rubberboot (as you call it) without cutting it off. the
overfill/vent tube is smaller and I will start there. If I cut the
boot off I might get lucky and find the hole but still likely going to
have to drop the tank to replace it.
Here is a thought to further pinpoint where it is leaking. If I were
to remove the vent tube and simply wrap the boot with duct tape it
should seal any leaks until the glue on the tape lets go. Perhaps a
plastic baggy wrapped around the hose then duct tape to hold that
firmly in place and a quick trip around the block. No leaks would
mean in the sealed section of the hose...well wouldn't it???
Instead of a plastic baggie, use rubber tape.
The additives in gasoline will eat the plastic just like it will the
rubber filler hose.
I've got to replace both hoses to a gasoline tank on my FW RV: the $%^&
gasohol additives ate them both up.
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