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post #1 of 5 Old 02-03-2015, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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I've been reading on some of these threads about gas caps causing venting/running issues. I was just wondering for those of us with older units, is there a generic replacement out there?
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I have a better suggestion. I had a vented cap that failed which would cause the engine to die. It would run fine with the cap loosened. If the cap was tight the engine would die but in the process of dying, I could loosen the cap and it would run fine

I put a sewing needle in a pair of vice grips and heated the needle until it glowed. Then I melted a tiny hole in the cap with the needle. It's been fine ever since and no issues with water getting in the tank.

It's cheaper than replacing the gas cap.
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I have a better suggestion. I had a vented cap that failed which would cause the engine to die. It would run fine with the cap loosened. If the cap was tight the engine would die but in the process of dying, I could loosen the cap and it would run fine

I put a sewing needle in a pair of vice grips and heated the needle until it glowed. Then I melted a tiny hole in the cap with the needle. It's been fine ever since and no issues with water getting in the tank.

It's cheaper than replacing the gas cap.
I'll have to give that a try...any time I get to use fire with something on the fuel system makes for a pretty good day
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Just remember to take the gas cap off and do it on the workbench

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You could also just drill a very small vent hole in the cap. Worked for me.
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