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Old 09-14-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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talk about fuel panic...


filled the landy up and noticed petrol leaking out!

turned out to be the cork gasket at the top of the tank where the pipe goes
in - smeared some red hermetite type stuff on it and refitted, it might be
OK now. Will need to keep an eye on it.
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Old 09-14-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: talk about fuel panic...

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:04:01 +0100, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>
>filled the landy up and noticed petrol leaking out!
>
>turned out to be the cork gasket at the top of the tank where the pipe goes
>in - smeared some red hermetite type stuff on it and refitted, it might be
>OK now. Will need to keep an eye on it.


Mine does that too (cept it spills diesel not petrol). I dont think
that the pumps at the garage cut off until the fuel gets to somewhere
in the filler pipe - by which time its past the level of the top of
the tank.

When i fill the landy all the way up I always make sure that i do it
when i'm a good distance from home so that the drive home gets the
level of the fuel down slightly!
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Old 09-14-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Re: talk about fuel panic...

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:18:50 +0100, Tom Woods <tomarse_@hotmail.com>
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>On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:04:01 +0100, Austin Shackles
><austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>filled the landy up and noticed petrol leaking out!
>>
>>turned out to be the cork gasket at the top of the tank where the pipe goes
>>in - smeared some red hermetite type stuff on it and refitted, it might be
>>OK now. Will need to keep an eye on it.

>
>Mine does that too (cept it spills diesel not petrol). I dont think
>that the pumps at the garage cut off until the fuel gets to somewhere
>in the filler pipe - by which time its past the level of the top of
>the tank.
>
>When i fill the landy all the way up I always make sure that i do it
>when i'm a good distance from home so that the drive home gets the
>level of the fuel down slightly!


I used to lift the seat up on my series when i filled it up, so i
could see when the fuel started to leak from the sender gasket and
stop filling.

Alex
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Old 09-14-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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"Alex" <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk> wrote in message
news:amtgi1lkamol730sdlji1v4nhpdm6h2oej@4ax.com...
> I used to lift the seat up on my series when i filled it up, so i
> could see when the fuel started to leak from the sender gasket and
> stop filling.
>
> Alex


That reminds me.. Percy still has a full tank and he's not going anywhere
until he gets a re-chassis... His last trip out was to the Petrol station
near on 12 months ago :0(

Lee D


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Old 09-15-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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On or around Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:10:02 +0100, "Lee_D"
<newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> enlightened us thusly:

>"Alex" <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:amtgi1lkamol730sdlji1v4nhpdm6h2oej@4ax.com...
>> I used to lift the seat up on my series when i filled it up, so i
>> could see when the fuel started to leak from the sender gasket and
>> stop filling.
>>
>> Alex

>
>That reminds me.. Percy still has a full tank and he's not going anywhere
>until he gets a re-chassis... His last trip out was to the Petrol station
>near on 12 months ago :0(


get yer syphoning pipe out, then :-)
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