[DML] Re: Fuel Spill Problem
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[DML] Re: Fuel Spill Problem

Ill bet the fuel pump boot is not sealing. I had a similar problem 
and that is what it turned out to be. 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Parts Pit Mike <thepartspit@...> 
> Hi list,
>   Potential trouble with 17076 surfaced last night after her first 
show & shine debut.
>   This is only the second time I have filled her up with gas and 
on this occassion a crowd of about 8 to 10 had gathered to watch. 
Suddenly one of the onloookers on the passenger side shouted.. "Hey, 
you're leaking gas!"
>   The pump had not automatically shut off as they are supposed to 
do when the tank nears the top, but no fuel at all was in the gas 
intake and none -- not a single drop -- had overflowed into the 
trunk or even the tiny "overspill containment area" around the 
>   Either 2 things have happened.. Either I have a hole in the top 
of my gas tank or the Delorean has some sort of overflow protection 
in the gas pipe leading up to the trunk intake.
>   It was a substantial spill and fortunately some onlookers helped 
push the car forward. When I started the car (seat belt off and door 
open) the fuel gauge read above the 4/4 mark. Drove around to burn 
off fuel and get below the 4/4 and parked the car. Not a drop on the 
>   Any thoughts? Has this happened to anyone else?
>   Parts Pit Mike
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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