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Re: [Fot] Fuel cell vent

Subject: Re: [Fot] Fuel cell vent
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 12:16:55 EDT
In a message dated 7/13/08 5:37:03 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< I see a lot of folks have said the same thing. You should run a line    as h
igh as you can, but also put an air filter on the line because it    will gener
ally suck grit into the tank which can easily screw up the    check valve. >>

I ran for years with the vent fitting on the fuel cell plugged off.  When
people would talk about a check valve, I thought that they were referring to th
rubber flapper in the fill pipe.

During annual tech. this year, it was pointed out to me that I didn't have a
vent line.  I was asked how air would get into the tank to allow the fuel to
keep flowing.  My answer was that I didn't know, but it seems to work.  Maybe
the vacuum is relieved enough due to the fact that every time I come in off of
the track, I remove the fuel cell cap and check the fuel level with my
calibrated dipstick.

I probably should add a vent line.  I assume that the normal suppliers
(Summit, Jegs, etc.) sell these check valves/vent line setups?  Any suggestions

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