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Gas tank vacuum not allowing gas to go down?
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Post Post subject: Gas tank vacuum not allowing gas to go down?
Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 01:16 AM
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Baja sits for 2 weeks go to start it upa nd it has lots of trouble on many tries. Check gas level in poly gas tank and try starting it with the cap loose. With this tank, does the vacuum that developes in the tank prevent gas flow after periods of sitting? Because after we tried it again with the cap on loose it fired right up.


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Post Post subject: Re: Gas tank vacuum not allowing gas to go down?
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buy a vented gas cap... Wink


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I had the same problem with my baja, it wouldnt run with a vacuum on the tank, replaced the cap with a vented one and it was fine.


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Post Post subject: Re: Gas tank vacuum not allowing gas to go down?
Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 04:07 AM
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SOME OF THE OLDER TANKS(FILL INSIDE THE TRUNK STYLE) HAS A VENT IN THE FILLER NEXT NEXT TO THE CAP ,ALSO HAS A SMALL HOSE GOING TO THE GROUND FOR A VENT,,,,MY 65 HAS THIS,,


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Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:02 PM
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Ok great thanks guys I shall replace it.


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