[DML] Re: Gas on top of tank ...
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[DML] Re: Gas on top of tank ...

Very bad to have fuel inside the inner boot. There may also be water
in there. It could be there because a clamp is loose. That is the most
benign condition. Tighening up the clamp will fix that. More often the
outer (covering) boot leaked, water got in, and rusted up the sides of
the pump. The corrosion makes the inner boot leak and then fuel gets in. 
 I would take the whole mess apart and inspect everything including
the fuel tank for dirt, water, corrosion, and failing parts. If
everything cleans up then go ahead and just reassemble. Anything in
questionable condition should be replaced. If the outer (covering)
boot does not fit and seal properly it is important it be replaced.
Be very careful when reassebmbling that you do not turn the pump and
kink the pick-up hose. If the hose is soft either put a spring in it
and/or replace it. Remember to use safety precautions when working
around fuel and it's vapors. Try not to get fuel on your skin and use
plenty of ventilation. Best to drain the tank and air it out before
starting. Best done outside away from any buildings.
 With good parts properly installed and tighened you should be able to
fill the tank all the way and not have any fuel fumes.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
> There's a hose type clamp that secures the bottom boot covering the 
> section of pump in the tank that could be loose, unless the boot has 
> a hole or leak in it.  I had this problem when I bought my car last 
> year.  I lifted the pump/lower boot from the tank and tightened the 
> clamp that sealed the boot around the pump, and it kept the pump dry 

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