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Old 08-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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How do you open the snout on Rotopax?

Hi, how do you open the snout on the Rotopax to let the gas out? No matter what I tried couldn't get the gar to pour out. I turned blue dial which has the small arrow to point to picture with open lock, but nothing came out. After some trying and cursing, the little spring inside the blue dial popped out. I think I screw up already.

Has one try to modify the snout?

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Did you remove the stopper from the end that goes INSIDE the can?

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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Turn it to unlock, then push it towards the can.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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I think I did, is it the the little back thing the size of a dollar coin? Thanks
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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Yeah, you have to turn and pull it down.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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I got one of these had the same problem. you'd think for the price they would tell you how it works
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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RotoPax

You don't. Just throw it away and purchase the RotoPax water spout.
http://www.rotopax.com/Self-Venting-Spout.html
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #8
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From Rotopax:

http://www.rotopax.com/ECO-Spout.html

TO USE THIS SPOUT TWIST GREEN RING TO THE UN-LOCKED POSITION AND THEN PUSH OR APPLY PRESSURE TO THE SPOUT UNTIL IT SLIDES 1/4" AND THE GAS WILL FLOW.

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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That spout is a giant POS. The spring popped off of mine after spending 20 minutes trying to get it to work. I ended up having to forget about the spout and try to fuel up straight out of the rotopax which was a bit of a pain.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:45 AM   #10
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I dunno. I have two and they're the best working Cal spouts I've ever had. Just hook the little, er, hook on the end of he spout on the edge of the tank opening, turn the ring to the unlock and give a gentle push. Works great.

California spouts suck, no doubt about it, but these work fine for me.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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RotoPax self venting Fuel Spout

A bit of clarification on my recommendation to use the yellow self-venting spout (post #7). I inidcated that it was for the water RotoPax. This might lead one to believe it is not suitable for fuel. Not the case. It is also shipped with the international FUEL RotoPax so it is safe to use with all fuel RotoPax. See RotoPax webpage last line of the description.



I just returned from a ride UK to Uzbekistan and the RotoPax were required where decent fuel was difficult to find. Pics aren"t the greatest but here's my 990 in UZ. Mount is a modified RotoPax Polaris RZR Plate + Pack Mount.

http://www.rotopax.com/Polaris-RZR-P...ack-Mount.html


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Old 08-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Wadester View Post
From Rotopax:

http://www.rotopax.com/ECO-Spout.html

TO USE THIS SPOUT TWIST GREEN RING TO THE UN-LOCKED POSITION AND THEN PUSH OR APPLY PRESSURE TO THE SPOUT UNTIL IT SLIDES 1/4" AND THE GAS WILL FLOW.

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:14 AM   #13
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Mine works just fine, but might switch to the water spout to make it even easier.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #14
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There is one thing about these - I recall it from a coleman fuel can spout I've got:


The push direction is in line with the screw connection - NOT in the direction of the spout. If you push directly in on the spout - it wants to bind up the valve! You have to push in line with the valve, which puts a bit of a side load on the spout, but that doesn't give you problems unless what you're fueling can move in that direction.

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TO USE THIS SPOUT TWIST GREEN RING TO THE UN-LOCKED POSITION AND THEN PUSH OR APPLY PRESSURE TO THE SPOUT UNTIL IT SLIDES 1/4" AND THE GAS WILL FLOW.

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #15
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I somehow broke my spout fighting to get the bike gassed up by the side of the road. The spring fell off, then something else broke off so that the green collar you have to twist isn't in the way anymore, I just push the spout in and gas pours out-- all over the effing place.
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