Sprung a leak...again!

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  1. RancheroRandy

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    I replaced the filler tube about 4 years ago because it was leaking. Yesterday I put some gas in my tank and I usually only fill it half way but I put in about 3/4 of a tank full and this is what has greeted me today... :(
    I had previously purchased some very heavy duty hose but gave up trying to put it on due to having only one arm and just replaced it with a "stock" one. Looks like I'll be enlisting one of my car buddies to help me this time....
     

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  2. RancheroRandy

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    Well I jumped to conclusions...again! The clamp was loose so tightening fixed the leak, whew! My gas gauge is way off because it reads about 2/3 full and gas was all the up into the top of the filler tube. Gee, maybe that's why the gas pump clicked off...no duh! o_O I'll take easy fixes anytime...!
     
  3. 1978GT

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    It's a good idea to tighten all hose clamps on a regular basis, maybe with oil changes. Even if clamps hold, the rubber compresses and shrinks.
     
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    Randy .
    let me know if you cant get help...i am sure i could get out your way if really needed ,
    ANDY
     
  5. RancheroRandy

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    Thanks but I got it fixed...it does make me wonder about my gauge/sender...? Maybe one of those snakey camera scopes would be handy to see what the level of gas actually is...?
     
  6. pmrphil

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    A two gallon gas can (full :rolleyes:) will show you a lot.
     
  7. RancheroRandy

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    Or try the old knuckle rap method on the gas tank...? ;)
     
  8. pmrphil

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    Yeah, that'll tell ya, "yup, it's empty" all right :eek:
     
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