Lazer Z gas cap leaks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dhenegar, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. dhenegar

    dhenegar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I just bought a new lazer Z 52" 20hp. I love it! The only thing I dont like is: If I fill my tanks up near the top gas leaks out of the little vent hole. It does this on both tanks with both caps. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Thanks!
  2. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Not trying to be a smart a*%, but don't fill so high. Only fill to the top of the tank, not the tube part. But as fast as those things suck gas down it won't leak for long. and yes it used to happen to me as well. Sig
  3. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    If you fill it right up to the top you are going to have this problem. When you fill it the gas is probably cold, then when you take it out and mow with it in the sun, it expands-pushing gas out through the vent hole. This can also occur with an overfilled tank on bumpy terrain. My suggestion it don't fill it so full, just a litttle less and you won't have this problem.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    What's worse, is when you have the mower tilted back to change the blades, then discover you have gas running all over the rear wheel. About 9 out of ten Lazers I see have brown all down the side of the tank from gas running out. I never have been able to stand this, as it just gives a reflection of carelessness to all that see it. This is why I always keep my tanks clean.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I guess this is another reason to buy Choppers. The gas caps have thumb screws (as well as fuel gauges) that can be turned to close the vents in the event fuel starts to leak out. Just don't forget that you closed one or both!
  6. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    Wow with that great gas cap I think I'll trade in my Lazer....not.:D

    I had a problem with one tank shortly after I purchased my Lazer. Dealer replaced N/C.
  7. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    I also had a problem with one tank last year when Lazer was new. Dealer replaced tank, problem solved.
  8. PrimeGreen Lawn

    PrimeGreen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    I also hate seeing other guys equipment with the infamous brown streak down the side of the tanks. I wash all the mowers at LEAST once a week. You wont see any brown inside my front casters! Other local turf dudes say I'm too picky, but hey, for $7500 a piece I'm gonna keep em' clean! :blob3:

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