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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Need fuel help

After driving all weekend in My66 Iíve got a situation Iím not sure if itís normal or irregular
I put a cleat filter just prior to the fuel pump. The filter is full at first start then quickly emptyís but it runs fine no hesitation and it runs a constant 4.5 PSI at the pressure gauge installed at the tee fitting at the carb. I see fuel at the base of the filter but it never fills back up.
Also should I have a vented or unvented gas cap it has a huge pressure build up.
Thanx in advance for the help
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 02:39 PM
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Re: Need fuel help

Needs to be be vented so when the gasoline level goes down the vent will let in some air so you don't end up with a vacuum in the tank.
Should also be vented the other way so when in it gets hot and the gasoline expands it can push some air out. If the cap you got now is airtight you can buy a two-way vented one or just drill a 1/16" hole through the one you got and all will be well.
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Re: Need fuel help

That's just the way those clear filters work- they never seem to be filled.

You need a vented cap, actually an anti-surge type. Or, convert to a vapor recovery system and vent through a carbon canister. If you have a basement garage this is highly recommended.

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