[DML] Re: Fuel tank vent line
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[DML] Re: Fuel tank vent line

Danger Danger Danger...Leave your fuel canister alone..Did you ever 
see a Plastic gas can BLOAT UP when gas fumes build up in a plastic 
gas tank..well...Remember the Delorean has a plastic fuel tank..by 
removing ALL the Gasoline related items such as the charcoal canister 
etc,you are asking for major problems since the entire fuel system is 
sealed to prevent fuel vapors from escaping.Gasoline vapor in the 
Fuel tank is routed through the vapor seperating hose and the roll-
over valve to a storage canister (what you want to remove)(the 
charcoal canister) When the engine is not running,fuel vapors are 
stored in the storage canister,if you remove it,the vapors will be 
TRAPPED in your Fuel tank...and as stated above will cause the fuel 
tank to deform or cause the weak points in the fuel tank to leak 
fuel.Unless you leave the vapor hose open to the atmosphere(Not 
recemmended,since it would be a fire hazard)You will wind up with 
major buildup of gasoline fumes in your fuel tank...again causing 
distoration or leakage of your fuel tank.I do not know what you are 
doing,but by plumbing the vent hose into the intake..you will be 
sucking gas through the vent hose directly into your intake 
manifold...causing more problems than if you left it all alone.  

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Nick" <nicholden@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have almost finished a fully rebuilt engine and turbo conversion. 
> Where i live i am not required to have any emmission controls etc 
on a 
> car of this age hence i have no Cat. converters etc. 
> I have lined the engine bay in stainless steel and removed the 
> canister. Where is the best place to plumb in the fuel tank vent 
> Into the intake before the throttle plate maybe? and do i need a 
> way valve on the line?
> Thanks, Nick - Sydney

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