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Re: =CROSLEY= Fuel-spillage question:

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  • aenderle3@cox.net
    Thank you, Any advice is greatly appreciated.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 15, 2008
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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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