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Old 04 September 2009, 05:33   #1
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Fuel tank vent

Where's the best place to fit the fuel tank vent on the a console? Low down?

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Guessing pointing down so no rain water gets in?
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Old 04 September 2009, 06:17   #2
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Where's the best place to fit the fuel tank vent on the a console? Low down?
Wouldn't have thought so - in the event of a big stuff you will suck water in? Fuel vapour is also heavier than air - if anything is coming back out would assume you want the air rather than expensive fuel first.

Edit - would think you want it above the height of the filler - otherwise you could "overfill" out the breather?
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Yep High up above the filler, and pointing downwards

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As high up as possible, most vent fittings will be designed to reduce the liklehood of water ingress. In addition, put a vertically positioned 360 degree loop in the vent pipe as you route it between tank and vent fitting, this will considerably reduce the risk of fuel venting when the tank is full or heats up in the sun.
Finally, if you are a smoker, locate the vent well away from your seat!!!
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top of the A frame
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top of the A frame
Haven't got one

Thanks for the info lads.
So;
mount higher than the deck plate
Pointing down with a 360deg loop in the tube
And spark up a cig in the bow

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Haven't got one

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One more thing, does it matter what relation in height the filler and vent are to each other?
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