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Old 12-17-2012, 11:33 AM   #13871
Bambi
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Location: Linz upon Rhine, Germany
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Hello Silent Hunter,

the easy things are all checked, the rubber-pipes are all free, the pet-cock provides a good flow as long as the tank is full of petrol, the air-valves of the filler-caps are not blocked. As far as I understood the system, there could be only 2 more possibilities:
No. 1: The quick-detachable connector has collected dirt. I forgot to check it when I checked all the other components.
No. 2: There are some small diameter metal-pipes inside of the tank on both sides. You can see them leaving the tank were the rubber-pipes are connected. It seems to be a common failure that these metal-pipes get blocked by dirt. As they are of very small diameter it's not easy to push a wire through them, especially because of the double-curve at their entrance into the tank. I once tried and it seemed to work but only one or two times. Then it seemed that the dirt had found it's way back into the pipe.
Kind regards, Bambi
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