Gas cap should be vented, right?


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cobraguy
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Gas cap should be vented, right?

Postby cobraguy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:36 pm



My gas tank is building pressure on my 81 gl1100. This is causing some drivanility issues and gas leaking from the petcock. If I relieve the pressure by opening the cap the problems go away. I think the cap is supposed to be vented and mine is plugged. Can somebody confirm this and maybe a remedy, I'd be most appreciative.



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MSGT-R
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Re: Gas cap should be vented, right?

Postby MSGT-R » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:34 pm

Yes, the cap is internally vented. If your's is plugged, you can either order another from Honda Direct Line Parts, or you can drill a small hole through the top (I did that when mine plugged on a road trip).
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guitarlos
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Re: Gas cap should be vented, right?

Postby guitarlos » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:23 am

I soaked mine , actually submerged it in Seafoam for 24 + hours and it worked fine afterwards.

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Re: Gas cap should be vented, right?

Postby MSGT-R » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:41 am

I love a success story! 8-)


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