Fuel overflow valve

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by permitchaser, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    I have had a black plastic one on the side of the hull since I purchased my boat 3 -4 years ago. Last summer I lost the cap. My theory is since its about dock height I probably nocked it of waiting to load tied to a dock
    Anyway I met with my marine mechanic and he ordered a flush mount stainless one. He said I might get water into my gas tank the way it is:eek:
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I hope your mechanic informed you that it was not a fuel overflow valve but rather a fuel tank air vent cap.
     

  3. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    your right
     
  4. State fish rob

    State fish rob Active Member

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    Fuel vent , but i have seen them spew before gas runs out filler neck from over filling
     
  5. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    Yep if it's a full tank and sits in the sun it will run out of the vent hose
     
  6. Smackdaddy53

    Smackdaddy53 Zephyr Cove is on FIRE!

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    Fuel Overflow Valves must be on the same shelf as Kanooter Valves, Blinker Fluid and Muffler Bearings.
     
  7. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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  8. Megalops

    Megalops Rex Kwan Do Dojo

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    Just the other day snipe hunting I got 3. But I ain't cleaning 'em!
     
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  9. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    Did you take a flash light and a paper bag. Those snipes will bite you
     
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  10. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    http://www.attwoodmarine.com/store/product/fuel/flush-mount-vent

    My mechanic ordered this for me except it is a 90 degree bend. And of course its larger than the hole I have in the side of the boat by 1/4" So I went to Harbor Freight and found a drum sanding set that has sizes from 1/4" to 2". I used the 80 grit drum they provided and man it cut through in no time but it got dark as I got it to fit. I used a head lamp that I got for free by buying the $9 set of sanding drums. I'll put it together tomorrow
     
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  11. Smackdaddy53

    Smackdaddy53 Zephyr Cove is on FIRE!

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    Gemlux has some nice ones too