GAS CAP


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rono24
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GAS CAP

Postby rono24 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:53 pm



WILL DRILLING A SMALL HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE GAS CAP WORK FOR VENTING



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Re: GAS CAP

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:54 pm

Yes,but it also is a opening for debris and vapors to escape.
I'd be more inclined to soak it overnight and use compressed air to free it up.
Also,it's normal for the tank to have pressure build up in it,just not a vacuum.

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Re: GAS CAP

Postby glkm » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:42 pm

:P Not sure I'd be looking to have goasoline fumes/vapours swirling around my crotch. Just saying. :P

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Re: GAS CAP

Postby seabee_ » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:18 am

You'll be ok as long as you don't 'flic your bic' :lol: Just soak it for overnight to clean it like virgilmobile said.
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Re: GAS CAP

Postby Mooseman » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:20 pm

I wouldn't. The cap is made to vent and let air in as you use fuel and keep the vapors from getting out. I remember my cap didn't get seated well one time and I kept getting an odor of gas. Didn't like it, not at all. Of course mine is vented to the charcoal canister. Try soaking it in some MMO or sea foam. Or I would get another cap if that's the problem and it's not venting correctly.


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