Re: [DML] NEW FUEL VENT QUESTION
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Re: [DML] NEW FUEL VENT QUESTION



I've always thought it was a vent pipe to allow air to escape the raised 
section at the pointed end of the tank.

Martin

mike clemens wrote:
>
> Okay, it seems we have a concensus that the wire
> inside the tank that is attached to the fuel vent plug
> is used for static electricty discharge. But----how
> does it work??
>
> I've got my tank out, the whole system, and here's
> what I find puzzling. The gas filler (#101394, the
> metal part you put the gas station nozzle into when
> you pump gas) has a grounding wire on it and it is
> grounded to the frame. The rubber vent hose from the
> tank is attached to this by a hose clamp. This hose
> is 18 inches long and attaches to the vent tube at the
> top of the plastic fuel tank via another hose clamp.
>
> Neither car I have has any kind of wiring connection
> in the vent system, nor is there any way to connect a
> grounding wire to the vent wire that sits in the tank.
> Since both plastic and rubber do not conduct
> electricity, then, for this to be a route for static
> discharge would seem to be in direct conflict with our
> concensus.
>
> So, if this is not a possible route for static
> discharge, then what is the purpose of the wire inside
> the fuel tank? Do we need it?
>
> Mike TPS 1630
>
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