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Need advice on putting gas in 220 Dauntless
|Author||Topic: Need advice on putting gas in 220 Dauntless|
posted 05-28-2004 09:21 PM ET (US)
Added about 50 gals for the first time today. Put the 50 in slow (total of about 65 in tank)with no "burps" or problems. However, about 1 or 2 seconds after I pulled the nozzle out, the tank "burped" and about a 1/4 cup of gas spilled in the transom area. Didn't see evidence of gas out the vent. What did I do wrong? Thanks.
posted 05-28-2004 10:57 PM ET (US)
Don't know. I put 45 or so gallons in mine an hour or two ago. While filling, I heard the air rushing out the vent. No problem.
Were you sitting level? Perhaps if you weren't , the fuel filled up and blocked the vent?????
posted 05-31-2004 11:15 AM ET (US)
What you did was pull into the station and fill the tank up when the gas existing gas was sloshing back and forth in the tank. Fill your car/truck up first or go inside and get your coffee, ice, beer before you fill up.
posted 05-31-2004 05:09 PM ET (US)
Thanks. Gas sloshing was probably the problem.
A vent ?
posted 05-31-2004 10:31 PM ET (US)
When filling the tank, you can verify the vent is working by putting your finger in the vicinity of the vent outlet. You will feel a blast of air coming from the vent. If any doubt, give the vent a sniff. When filling my boat (not a Dauntless), a strong stream of air is noticeable at the vent.
posted 06-03-2004 03:52 PM ET (US)
It takes long enough to put 50 gallons in that the slosh
should have damped out. Or is your gas station run by
a NASCAR pit crew?
posted 06-04-2004 11:40 AM ET (US)
Chuck, the tank on the Dauntless series is long and narrow and runs from under the console to the transom. Also, not baffled, so the gas will slosh for several minutes. This was part of the reason for the recall several years ago of the fill/vent caps.
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