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Cougargm

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Posted: 12/10/19 01:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It stopped dripping when I took it to the garage (isn't that usually the case?). I put the bucket underneath and then went in the shop. When I came out the bucket was empty...so it actually stopped as I drove the 10 miles to the garage.
The mechanics didn't look at it right away since the bucket was empty and when they did look underneath, they didn't find a leak.
As for the amount, visibly I only saw two small drops continuously coming down from the bracket...enough to a pint in the bucket from that afternoon through the next morning. However, I'm not sure when the leak actually started. (It's parked across the street from my property) I filled it up the end of September, and ran the genny briefly once in Oct (though I didn't smell gas then). When I winterized it, the tank was down almost a quarter of a tank (about 13 gallons).
Yep, it is an E series Ford.

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Posted: 12/10/19 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's getting to the evap system as described above, one way to help stop that is to only let them pump till it clicks off the first time. Don't let them keep filling more after that, it's a known culprit for getting into the evap.


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VA-Apraisr

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Posted: 12/10/19 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, 13-gallons lost while sitting? Hope you can figure this one out and give the rest of us a "heads up" on what the problem turns out to be.....that's a lot of fuel going somewhere and definitely a dangerous situation that could result in a serious fire. Good luck.

Bordercollie

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Posted: 12/12/19 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the rubber flex hose that connects the filler to the tank, should have leaked with a full tank though if loose connection or crack in hose (??)

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