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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Medic! Tank just dumped gas

so i just filled my landy to the point where the pump clicked off, i didn't overfill. i went inside the gas station, came out and saw fuel pouring on the ground. it was a lot - probably a few pints poured out. eventually it stopped pouring. looking under the car it was pouring over the center of the tank on the front-facing side.

any ideas? filler hose? gasket on fuel pump? for the last few weeks there has been a slight gas smell in the garage when i fill it up full, but never seen anything dripping before.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:58 PM
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if it helps, heres a pic of where it ran out. dark spots below the flashlight beam.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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Probably either the vent hose or fuel pump gasket. I would guess the vent hose either came off or cracked/split.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 12:14 PM
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Yah I'm thinking filler hose, thats the softest part thats exposed under the wheel well tub.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 05:03 PM
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leading theory is gasket on fuel pump or breather hose disconnected above the tank like daniel suggested. the filler hose, while ageing with a small crack, didn't appear to be leaking any liquid. the amount that dumped in pretty consistent with the volume that the filler hose would hold. it was a little nerve wrecking firing up the engine, but we siphoned enough out the tank to the point where it wasn't leaking anymore when jostling around.

despite my constant reminder of the in-flames-by-the-roadside-d90 pictures posted on some other thread here - i got her home safe. i will be buying a bigger fire extinguisher
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Old June 5th, 2011, 11:34 AM
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despite my constant reminder of the in-flames-by-the-roadside-d90 pictures posted on some other thread here - i got her home safe. i will be buying a bigger fire extinguisher
I'd be fixing the leak personally
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definitely check that rubber hose that connects... mine came off as well one time because there was no pipe fastener around the end of the hose and it just became disattached. but fuel never spilled of mine so may end up being something else..
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Old June 5th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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I'd be fixing the leak personally
nah. why waste money on a gasket? i was just going to carry a bucket with me and put it under the tank every time i fill up with fuel to catch the run-off.
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to close the thread. all fixed, not 100% sure the exact culprit, but fuel-pump gasket, breather-seal were pretty damp and deteriorated and the filler hose was old and cracked.

replaced all the seals and put in new fuel pump while the tank was dropped.
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