GAS CAP FACTS


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GAS CAP FACTS

Postby indianakid » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:56 pm



OK...... There has been a lot of discussions on gas caps. I don't want to get into what others have do to them. I just want to cover what they are. They are a very well designed and manufactured part and is very reliable. The cap maintains positive and negative (vacuum) pressure in the tank. The cap will relive pressure at about 2psi which is fuel pump pressure. This pressure relief valve portion consists of a spring and the tabs that hold the cap on the tank along with the seal. You can feel the spring force and seal every time you remove and install the gas cap. The vacuum relief portion is inside the cap and is a simple spring and seal relief valve that will not allow the vacuum to get greater than 2 inhg. The cap is easily disassembled for inspection. Please see attached for additional information.
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Re: GAS CAP FACTS

Postby indianakid » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:57 pm

3 more slide that didnt fit in the original post.
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Re: GAS CAP FACTS

Postby f1xrupr » Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:10 am

Vary nice post!....nice pictures!....should clear up lots of concerns and questions.
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Re: GAS CAP FACTS

Postby gwbldad » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:53 am

Great post! Who would have thought a gas cap was such a highly designed component? After reading this thread, I will never take my gas cap for granted again!

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Re: GAS CAP FACTS

Postby Oldbear » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:41 pm

Easier to see why years of gumming up can keep it from working correctly.

Very "full" write up. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: GAS CAP FACTS

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:32 pm

Nice job on the post, thank you !

I noticed your cap in the pictures does not have a "bleeder nipple" (?) on it like my GL1500 cap does, does that make any difference when taking apart, cleaning, and reassembly ?

Thanks again !


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