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Old 01 September 2007, 05:04   #1
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Fuel Leak

Hi, last night i noticed my petrol air valve was open so i closd it, and also thought id disconnect the fuel line from the petrol tank.

This morning was an awful petrol smell and i noticed petrol leaking from the tank, upon opening the valve the pressue equallised so i guess the heat must have made the gases expand!

So should i leave this valve open all the time, i thoguht you were uppseod to close it when not in use?

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Old 01 September 2007, 16:18   #2
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I've always left them open and never had any problem. So long as there's no chance of any water getting in it should be fine. Better to allow the pressure to balance otherwise you can distort the tank.
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