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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sunnyvale CA.
OKay so i pulled my cap off and guess what I found,
spongey-goopey-paint like gunk.
So the first two i expected to find, the third though was suprising. Around where the screw holes are and that one in the middle (vent?), all the paint had turned to goup, or so it looked. I poked it and what ya know three rings of paint chip off around the holes. A few choice words later, i gook an xacto, rounded off the chunks, removed the loose stuff, cleaned it up, tried to install the cap with a good seal.
Go out for a ride, fill the tank up (tried to do less than usual fill ti'l i can see it) And about a mile later what ya know my trails are still there! Thinner, and not as red but still had 3 trails of gas runing down the top of my tank right for the goods. Only a trickle so i went for a ride, parked, wiped, and now just confused.
Should i have put some sort of sealent down under the screws? I just cleaned the paint down to the primer, should this little hole be plugged? routed? Why is it here? So far i'm thinkig of just buying an aditional gasket, so i'll have two on there and permatexing these holes.