International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-29-2009, 07:40 AM
Satch's Avatar
Satch Satch is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 07, 2009
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 104
Gas Leak

Whenever my tank is full or near full I have a gas leak coming from somewhere on top of the tank. Is there a vent on the top thats come loose, or have I rubbed a hole in it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-29-2009, 08:09 AM
jaber's Avatar
jaber jaber is offline
Dragin Az
 
Join Date: Oct 17, 2003
Location: Chino Valley, Arizona
Posts: 8,094
IIRC theres 2 or 3 lines (depending on year) coming out of the top. Theres a short piece of rubber line connecting them to the hard lines that run down the frame.
__________________
Jeff


43 cj2a

51 Willys p/u
'51 Willys Parkway Conversion
'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
'75 J-20 Cummins service bed
'77 J-10 p/u
'79 Cherokee
'88 Grand Wagoneer
http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh14/jeffaber/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-29-2009, 09:17 AM
Artificer's Avatar
Artificer Artificer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 07, 2009
Location: Vantuckey, WA
Posts: 30
Sending units up there... I would concur with above to check your hoses, mine were pretty rough shape.
__________________
______________________________________

rusting away...

***

Firewater- 1978 J10/401
STATUS: tore up and beat down

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockjeep44
Please don't run a cherry bomb. I want to punch babies every time I hear one of those things.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-29-2009, 09:48 AM
Headhoncho's Avatar
Headhoncho Headhoncho is offline
FSJ Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2006
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Posts: 3,632
What year is your J? If it has a plastic tank, it most likely has a crack in it where the side rounds over to the top. Mine cracked on the driveshaft side, where the side meets the top, in the middle. Look for gas stains too. If you're lucky it's just a leaky hose.


JR
__________________
[quote] "How does someone from Iran have a BJ's Offroad sticker but I can't seem to get one sent to New Jersey???!!!"


1980 Honcho Sportside w/37's, 351c, 14" lift, D44high pinion w/Aussie, crossover steering, 14b w/detroit, np435, 205, 5.13's, 4whl discs, hb brakes, OBAir, rusted out cab,
1966 mustang fastback
'07 Dodge Charger 3.5
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-29-2009, 10:53 AM
brad_fsj10's Avatar
brad_fsj10 brad_fsj10 is offline
350 Buick
 
Join Date: Nov 11, 2002
Location: Pell City, AL 35128
Posts: 907
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headhoncho
... If it has a plastic tank, it most likely has a crack in it where the side rounds over to the top. Mine cracked on the driveshaft side, where the side meets the top, in the middle....

Ditto - my 80 cracked right where JR said his is cracked. I stop-drilled a hole at the bottom end of the crack, sanded the whole area, and smeared marine sealant all over the area and into the crack (tank near empty at the time). It was still holding when I sold the truck a year later...
__________________
Brad Smith
79 J20
360/NV4500
D44/D60/3.31s
past rigs -
86 J10
80 J10
79 Chief
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-29-2009, 11:27 AM
Satch's Avatar
Satch Satch is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 07, 2009
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 104
Mine's an 82 and the hoses come out the side. It must be cracked since it's coming from up top. If the weather would warm up I'd drop it. I need to get my gauge working anyway.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner