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From: Athens,GA
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posted 01-06-2003 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made me a fuel cap gasket out of an old rubber mousepad like Steve said and it fits tight and works great!!
No fuel comes out the back when I launch hard.
I heard a rush of air as I took it off to put gas in it the other day. Is it supposed to be vented or something? It's never made that sound before.


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posted 01-07-2003 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Use caution when opening a fuel tank with pressure or vacuum in it. The rush of air can cause fuel to come out. I have had this happen to me and I got covered with gas. It has happened to other people and caught fire.
You should have a vented cap. You can drill a very small hole in it to vent pressure and vacuum, without spilling fuel.

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posted 01-07-2003 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Glad you like it! Check your cap for a vent, maybe it's clogged?


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