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defreeloader
05-07-2003, 08:50 AM
I ask transferflow if their new tanks had a shorter vent tube [so we did not have to do the mod]. Here is their answer, "The reason we have a shorter vent tube is because the tube is further down the side of the tank then[sic] the oem[sic] tank. On the stock tank the vent tube is mounted on the top of the tank requiring the vent tube to extend lower to create the proper vapor space. The reason for the vent tube is to shut the fuel off leaving 10% of the tank as a vapor area for fuel expansion. If the tube is cut in the OEM tank it will allow the customer to fill the tank to the very top. When the tank is full on a hot day fuel will expand to the 10% of it's size which means it will find a way out causing problems and leaks with the tank. Who ever cuts that tube is asking for big problems in the future".

To poon or not to poon that is the question?

Purchase a 57 gallon tank and be happy with the 51.3 gallons available?

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Samuel1941
05-07-2003, 09:16 AM
Interesting post!

I'd wondered about the down side of the "poon" mod and this is apparently it!

Good info...thanks!

SoCAPS Admin Account
05-07-2003, 09:52 AM
Well I always fill my tank to the top if I will drive it and use few galons of fuel before i park it. So far I dont mind the wait to fill it to the top, but to be honest if I was to drop the tank to get the factory hoses and connectors replaced, I would get the bigger tank and be happy with the 51.3 gallons.

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