Just came back home to be greeted by a very strong smell of fuel eminating from Gwenn....
On inspection, was amazed to see petrol quite literally being pumped up and out through the fuel tank breather outlet just above the main filling point. I'm not talking drops either, it was a constant flow witht the stream about 4-5mm in diameter
I suspect that due to the angle that Gwenn is currently sitting at (we live on a hill but not what i would call excessive anyway, see picture) the breather pipe must connect to the main tank somewhere towards the rear of the tank itself. The tank has oviously warmed up considerably during the day due that elusive ball of fire in the sky beating down on the dark coloured deck and created a vapor pressure in the forward part of the tank causing the fuel to be 'pumped' up and out. Quite something to see.
Had to rush to the garden hose and wash her down rather sharpish before opening the main filler plug to relieve the pressure.
Can anyone confirm if the breather pipe does actually connect to the main fuel tank at its rearmost part? The tank was about 60% full at the time.
I'm scared to look to see what the guage is now reading...
The third picture is nothing to do with the petrol leaking but makes me chuckle...I took it yesterday going through the lock at the hydro-electric dam in St Malo (Barrage de la Rance)...... i call it a WAFI jam