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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Small Fuel Leak

So tonite when I filled her up, when I opened the cap that there was some fuel around rim of the opening. Mostly towards the rear of the cap. Now does this point to the gasket on the cap needing to be replaced. Or to the little rubber piece that is supposed to go around the breather hole in the hinge area.

I am really irritated cuz I just repainted my tank cuz of the PO allowing gas to leak and ruin it, so this is the last thing I need.

I looked at the parts diagram on Ron Ayers and they don't even show the cap gasket, it must sell as whole thing with the gas cap. So is there another solution?

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i haven't successfully sealed a gas leak.... just an idea but what about some gasket material cut to fit? or for the vet a piece of rubber hose... for the hinge orings you can probably pick some close ones up at a parts store... good luck with this jace



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Theres a referance to a gasket in the clymers book, but its not shown in the break down diagram.
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Well part of the problem is that gasket isn't just a ring, it's kinda like a cup. I have had the whole thing apart before cuz the lock was sticky so I disassembled it. (and lost the lock plunger spring in the process) Its like $60 for the whole new gas cap. I might just have to dig deep. Its just stupid that a part like that can't be bought in pieces. The service manual doesn't even part it out. It is just one thing.
The other part is CA part only, but it is called SEAL,FUEL TANK CAP. I think that is just a breather cap. Cuz CA doesn't want gas fumes. Which is fine with me. But I think the prob is that other gasket.

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How long since you repainted it, and are you sure that was fuel?
You might just leave it as is, and not fill the tank completly up, and you may not have any more problrms
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It was repainted about a month ago. But I used rattle can for clear and Im not real trusting in that stuff. I was thinkin bout getting one of these thingys for filling at least to protect the tank.

has anybody used this thing?

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How long since you repainted it, and are you sure that was fuel?
You might just leave it as is, and not fill the tank completly up, and you may not have any more problrms
I am pretty sure it was fuel. I learned not to fill to the top. I go to the bottom of the metal cuff inside. But here is the weird deal. When I got gas, I put in over 3 gal. so that gives you an idea of how empty I was. but despite that there was a ring of gas around the opening.

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gasket material comes in many thicknesses... i think the 5 dollars is worth the try...



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