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    Default After-market tank sucks air when there is a gallon of fuel left

    So, I purchased an after-market EPA-compliant 6-gallon tank.
    Since it vents "in" but "out", when it gets really hot outside
    the tank swells up (a lot!). As a result, the pick up tube
    comes off the bottom to the point where it sucks air when
    there is still a gallon (or more) of fuel in the tank. Obviously,
    this is not a good situation. Anybody got a solution?

    Even if you open the cap, it takes a long time for the swelling
    to go back down.

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    Default Re: After-market tank sucks air when there is a gallon of fuel left

    Another benefit of enabling the EPA to oversee the marine environment.....

    about the only thing I know you can do is to extend the pickup tube inside the tank.....and don't expect the MFG to help much....any change they 'endorse' will obligate them to expensive retesting to validate their products compliance.....

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    Default Re: After-market tank sucks air when there is a gallon of fuel left

    Yep. The only thing I can think of would be to cut the pickup tube in half
    and add a flexible fuel hose (with an arc) to the end of the shortened pickup tube...
    with a hose clamp.

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    Default Re: After-market tank sucks air when there is a gallon of fuel left

    modern technology at work

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    Default Re: After-market tank sucks air when there is a gallon of fuel left

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnygjr View Post
    modern technology at work
    Naw,..... Government gone awry with rules, 'n regulations,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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