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  • mrcooby
    Regarding fuel spillage from a full tank: This is a somewhat-common occurence in some of our four-cylinder Crosleys and could be related to a damaged (usually
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 14 5:28 PM
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      Regarding fuel spillage
      from a full tank:

      This is a somewhat-common
      occurence in some of our
      four-cylinder Crosleys
      and could be related to a
      damaged (usually bent),
      broken or misaligned
      inner vent pipe within
      the fuel-tank fill tube.

      Also, gasoline will
      expand as it heats, and
      if the tank was recently
      topped off there's no
      room for that expansion
      except out the gas cap
      through the vent hole and
      onto the rear quarter
      panel.

      Should the inner vent
      tube be the problem,
      you'll be in for some
      work. They've been known
      to break and the fragment
      to fall within the tank.
      That vent tube should be
      aligned towards the rear
      of the car, or to the
      right as you view it.
      Within the tank, the tube
      should end at
      approximately one-half
      inch above the top of the
      fuel tank. It'll be
      necessary to remove the
      tank and then the sending
      unit to check this.

      To avoid tackling this
      project, always fill the
      fuel tank v-e-r-y slowly
      and never top it off.

      (Two-cylinder Crosleys
      don't use tank vent
      tubes.)

      Hope this helps.

      =Lou Rugani=
      CCOC
    • aenderle3@cox.net
      Thank you, Any advice is greatly appreciated.
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 15 4:41 AM
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        Thank you, Any advice is greatly appreciated.
        ---- mrcooby <x779@...> wrote:
        > Regarding fuel spillage
        > from a full tank:
        >
        > This is a somewhat-common
        > occurence in some of our
        > four-cylinder Crosleys
        > and could be related to a
        > damaged (usually bent),
        > broken or misaligned
        > inner vent pipe within
        > the fuel-tank fill tube.
        >
        > Also, gasoline will
        > expand as it heats, and
        > if the tank was recently
        > topped off there's no
        > room for that expansion
        > except out the gas cap
        > through the vent hole and
        > onto the rear quarter
        > panel.
        >
        > Should the inner vent
        > tube be the problem,
        > you'll be in for some
        > work. They've been known
        > to break and the fragment
        > to fall within the tank.
        > That vent tube should be
        > aligned towards the rear
        > of the car, or to the
        > right as you view it.
        > Within the tank, the tube
        > should end at
        > approximately one-half
        > inch above the top of the
        > fuel tank. It'll be
        > necessary to remove the
        > tank and then the sending
        > unit to check this.
        >
        > To avoid tackling this
        > project, always fill the
        > fuel tank v-e-r-y slowly
        > and never top it off.
        >
        > (Two-cylinder Crosleys
        > don't use tank vent
        > tubes.)
        >
        > Hope this helps.
        >
        > =Lou Rugani=
        > CCOC
        >
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