1150 GSA Gas Tank Question

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by EastKy, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. EastKy

    EastKy Adventurer

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    I have a 2004 GSA . When I open the gas lid it has pressure on it, even if it's been in the garage. Any ideas?
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  2. maalstroom

    maalstroom Ferret Legger

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    Tank vent issue. Does it have a charcoal cannister still? Make sure your vent hoses are clear.
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  3. EastKy

    EastKy Adventurer

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    Yes. Everything is original
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  4. ricohman

    ricohman Marinoni man

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    I've found my tank has a bit of pressure from time to time. And its never caused any issues.
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  5. mcstark

    mcstark Living brappy...

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    You shouldn't have any vacuum. That's why the vent hose is there. One of your lines is blocked. Check them before your tank develops a dent.
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  6. jclark83

    jclark83 Been here awhile

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    Pull the vent hoses off the charcoal canister. I bet one of them has a few pieces of charcoal in it. You can clear the vent hoses or remove the canister. I would remove the canister.....
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  7. vintagerider

    vintagerider Long timer

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    refer to dealer; refer to DOT and CA emissions rules
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  8. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    de-cannister that thing immediately.

    I think we are confused about whether you have pressure or are pulling a vacuum?

    Pressure is one thing, but a vacuum will cave your tank in and leave a permanent dent for all eternity.

    remove the cannister, cap the throttle bodies, put all that junk in a box for the next owner and ride on smugly with the knowledge that your tank can breathe.
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