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



You were lucky it happened In a cool garage with the engine off,can 
you imagine what could have happened with a running hot engine,and a 
running fuel pump,with a chance of a electrical spark,and the 
fumes,and the fiberglass body as a fuel/burn source.It has happened 
countless times in the past,(I know I owned one)with Delorean 
owners,just cruising along,(or just idleing)and the car catches on 
fire,the owner never figures out why.It happens a LOT with the newer 
Lambos too!!


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@...> wrote:
>
> I don't think it's that dangerous either.
> 
> For example...
> Just today I over filled the tank at the gas station because the 
trigger didn't
> automatically click off. I then put the car in a garage. After a 
while the
> temperature difference from the outside to the garage caused the 
gas to expand,
> push my fuel pump & boot up off of the tank and gas leaked out all 
over the
> floor.
> 
> Lesson Learned = drive your car more than 1 mile after over filling 
your tank ;-)
> 
> Shannon Y
> 
> 
> --------------
> 5a. Re: Fuel tank vent line
>     Posted by: "David Teitelbaum" jtrealty@... jtrealtywebspannet
>     Date: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:41 am ((PDT))
> 
> As dangerous as this post may make it appear, it is not all that 
bad.
> You have to allow some way of venting excess pressure or you *could*
> cause the tank or a hose to burst. All you need to do is take the 
vent
> hose from the fuel tank, run it up to as high a point as you can and
> loop it back down in a place away from any hot spots. This is what 
was
> done on cars before vapor recovery systems. Do not try to vent it
> directly into the motor. Raw gas could get in and a backfire could
> cause unintended combustion!
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 
> 
>       
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