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Old October 13th 03, 12:22 AM
Steven Shelikoff
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Anyone have any tried and true tricks for unclogging a completely
blocked diesel fuel tank vent?

Steve
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Old October 13th 03, 03:30 AM
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We had a spider problem aboard. Plugged up the supply side and pressurized the
fill pipe. Blew out all the debris.
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Old October 13th 03, 08:19 AM
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I used an air hose connection to my dive tank and blew it out. I did not have
access to the tank side.

sterling
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Old October 13th 03, 12:36 PM
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(Steven Shelikoff) wrote in message ...
Anyone have any tried and true tricks for unclogging a completely
blocked diesel fuel tank vent?


I had a diesel fuel vent clog once on my W27, the mesh on the vent
itself had eroded away and what we call a "mud dauber" (wasp?) made
its nest in there, at most a couple inches in from the hull fittng.
best to remove the hose so debris cant work its way back to the tank,
I don't remember what I used for a ram rod but I broke up the nest and
replaced the screen in the vent end of problem
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Old October 13th 03, 01:10 PM
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Chock up some SS cable in your drill and roto-rooter it out. Obviously pick
a cable size that will bend enough to get through there and run the drill in
the proper direction so it won't unwind the cable.

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(Steven Shelikoff) wrote in message ...
Anyone have any tried and true tricks for unclogging a completely
blocked diesel fuel tank vent?


I had a diesel fuel vent clog once on my W27, the mesh on the vent
itself had eroded away and what we call a "mud dauber" (wasp?) made
its nest in there, at most a couple inches in from the hull fittng.
best to remove the hose so debris cant work its way back to the tank,
I don't remember what I used for a ram rod but I broke up the nest and
replaced the screen in the vent end of problem



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Old October 16th 03, 07:04 PM
res0p6yv
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I used a toilet plunger on the vent once which worked well but some fuel
came out, so be careful
"Steven Shelikoff" wrote in message
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Anyone have any tried and true tricks for unclogging a completely
blocked diesel fuel tank vent?

Steve



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Old October 17th 03, 03:20 AM
Phil
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I had mud daubers build a nest in each side of mine. I could get at the
starboard side and pull the hose off and vacuumed it out but the port side I
drilled a 3/16 hole dead center in the outside vent so I could poke at it
straight and vacuumed it from the outside. Just don't leave the vac there
long or you might start to suck fuel if its full. You could always stick a
screw in the hole after or a dab of silicone to fill the hole.
Worked well for me.

Phil

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Anyone have any tried and true tricks for unclogging a completely
blocked diesel fuel tank vent?

Steve



 




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