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Barnett Childress posted 05-04-2002 06:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barnett Childress   Send Email to Barnett Childress  
I have a question about venting with the Pate fuel tanks. Does the Pate tank vent thru the filler cap? Or do you vent the tank with one of the unused NPT fittings on top?
triblet posted 05-04-2002 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The standard chrome Pate cap is vented.


Clark Roberts posted 05-05-2002 05:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Barnett, there are usually two threaded holes on top (one on each side)to allow for fitting pick-up either side so one of these could be used for an additional vent! Clark SCN
Barnett Childress posted 05-05-2002 06:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I've been keeping the "extra" pickup NPT screw fitting a bit loose thinking I needed it to vent the tank as I didn't know if the cap was designed to vent. However I always have some fuel weeping out and dripping down the side of the tank.

If the cap wasn't designed to vent I was thinking of replacing the second pickup plug with a 90 degree elbow fitting to eliminate the fuel weep. Looks like I don't need it.
Thanks for the replies,

bwmenemsha posted 05-05-2002 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for bwmenemsha    
I just bought a Pate tank a couple of weeks ago...i made a comment about the "old fashioned" looking cap i was quickly advised that it was an older style vented cap and if i ever needed to replace it make sure i get another "vented cap"
daverdla posted 05-05-2002 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
I just bought a used 27 from a whaler mechanic. He provided a new vented cap. He also plugged the used pickup. Haven't used it yet. Can't wait to not have to keep filling up those 6.5 metal portables.
daverdla posted 05-05-2002 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
... plugged the unused pickup.

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