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    air in fuel tank

    is it normal if i havent opened the fuel tank on my slth for a couple months and when i did loosened the cap and it released a lot of pressure. i am guessing its the little check valves that sprout off the fuel line? or is it normal?


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    not a problem. Its like having a gas can out in the sun it expands to you open it to release the pressure.

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    ok cool thanks, but shouldn't those valves release pressure

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    Only excessive pressure.

    1.5 PSI is normal

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    you are correct the fuel line should have a small presure relief valve, usally close to the fuel lines going into the tank coming off one of the lines. You may need to remove the gas tank to get access. might be easy to just open the fuel cap from time to to allow air presure to normalize if it continues to build up a lot of over presure , good luck

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