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Fuel carbon canister

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dfor, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    Question regarding a fuel line coming out of the top of the gas tank. It goes into the carbon canister under the handlebar "dashboard" on my Wright w/b.

    First off, what is it for? Venting gas vapors??? When the tank is full, gas will splash against it. If it's just for vapors, is that bad?

  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    You should only be filling the tank to the bottom of the neck so it should be very hard for gas to splash or get anywhere near it.
  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    I was filling it a little higher. Now I know better. BUT, even with 3/4 of a tank of gas, it will splash up to it. Is that bad??? Does that mess up the canister??

    I can tell, because that rubber seal isn't that tight.

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