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Milepost43 posted 05-28-2004 09:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for Milepost43   Send Email to Milepost43  
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.
duckear posted 05-28-2004 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for duckear  Send Email to duckear     
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?????

fno posted 05-31-2004 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
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.
Milepost43 posted 05-31-2004 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Milepost43  Send Email to Milepost43     
Thanks. Gas sloshing was probably the problem.

A vent ?
Can you take the gas cap off and "blow" backwards thru the vent to be sure it is clear? Thanks again.

jimh posted 05-31-2004 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.
Chuck Tribolet posted 06-03-2004 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
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?


fno posted 06-04-2004 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
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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