Not becoming a fireball.
1993 Jeep Wrangler S.
Alright.... I have developed a leak on the top of my tank. It only seems to leak when I'm driving somewhere. I had it idling with the tank down today and after about 5 minutes, there was no leak or gas smell. I dropped the tank today and...... No cracked hoses or other easily visible sources.
Here is what I saw:
1 - The leak seemed to be coming from the tilt-over valves on the top of the tank. This would explain the short spurt of gas that happened the other day when I filled it up.
2 - The return line had become mashed a bit against the body.
Mods that may have contributed to the leak:
1 - 15-20 gallon mod. The gas sloshing against the tilt-over valves may have worn them the rest of the way out. She is 20 this year.
2 - I put a brass junction in the out line to compensate for the lack of a 3/8-5/16 hose when I originally pulled her out of storage. I would like to note that there was no cracking or other deformation on the out line.
Anyone out there got ideas?
I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem. Or something similar. Thanks for your time.
How much hose did you cut off/back when you performed the 20 gal. mod? When I did the mod on my jeep over a decade ago I could still only fit 19 gallons before the pump would click off. Still no complaints for a free simple mod that gave me 4 extra gal. capacity for free.
I can get about 16-18 gallons in from near-empty. It was actually the hose at the hard line just ahead of the frame rail that had come loose because the return hose was pinched. Lame.
Doh! Well sounds like you got some fuel tank removal practice in anyways! :facepalm:
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