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Old 09-12-2010, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have 89 geo tracker that leaks gas from the vent on the bottom of the cannister if you pull the vapor line off the top of the cannister it leaks fuel under some pressure. the lines are routed right. is the 2 way check valve on top of the fuel tank bad? any thoughts? thanks for any help.
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You have flooded the evap stytem, most often accomplished by overfilling (topping up) the gas tank.
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I often wonder why people do this. When I fill up I never top up, yet, friends/gas station attendants seem to top up until gas is to the very top of the nozzle (sometimes even dripping onto ground).....
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and topping off over fills tank and gas expands when warmed , with the potential
for flooding the EVAP CAN.
its supposed to get fumes, not gas liquid.
and you also run the risk of having said fuel hit garage floor then hitting the water heater in corner and then , ask the fire department for nice stats on that.
huge hit list..

over fill at ,night, cold.
drive home
part in gargage
sleep till noon, (me)
then boom. hot gas expands.

do not top off.

for now remove Canister, turn up side down and drain it outdoors, id hang it from
a tree upside down or better a post that has full sun and bake it dry.

it is full of carbon brick).

imho
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