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

Thanks for the responces. Now i have more time i will explain exactly 
my reason behind my question.

My current charcoal canister is no good (VERY rusty) and would need 
I have lined the whole engine bay in brushed stainless steel removed 
the engine bay wiring points and most visible wiring so it looks very 
neat and clean and the old canister mounting location is no longer 
accesible as i have mounted a cooling radiator for my Charge cooler 
over it.
I didnt really want to bore a hole through the stainless to hook up 
the origional canister anyway. Also i have custom intakes and inlet 
manifolds so any factory hook up points have long sine gone.

What i am left with is the vent line that comes from the tank. So my 
question is wht is the best thing to do with it safely? 

If i have to hook up another canister then i will, but is there an 
easirer and neater way? For example what do they do on race cars??

A car of this age in my part of the world havs no regulations to 
govern this so i can do what i like emissions wise.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated and i will be doing alot 
of homework before i do anything as i have put to much work into it 
to send it up in flames!

Thanks, Nick

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorssean@...> 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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
> Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect.  Join Yahoo!'s 
user panel and lay it on us. 

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