Fuel vents

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Fuel vents

Post by Jetlag » Sun Jan 01, 2017 16:14

Is the Aeronca chief fuel tanks vented through the fuel caps?

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Re: Fuel vents

Post by MikeB » Tue Jan 03, 2017 07:12

Yes and be sure they are open. We had an exciting incident once where someone had made a new fuel cap gasket and covered up the vent hole. Lucky we were only on the take off roll.

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Re: Fuel vents

Post by Glenn Miller » Mon Oct 09, 2017 18:30

The front tank is vented thru the cap. The aux tank has a vented tank and a non vented cap. Be careful not to switch them. :shock:

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Re: Fuel vents

Post by rkittine » Tue Oct 10, 2017 04:39

I have added vent tube to my main tank caps because of the possibility of the internal vent not being enough or getting clogged. Had transfer problems from the Aux tank also until I found a hole in the upper part of the tank, which was venting the aux tank, where the cap is NOT vented.

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