GQ Patrol buzzing in fuel tank

Submitted: Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 19:53
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I have a '93 model GQ Patrol. On trips over half an hour in length i hear a buzzing sound in the fuel tank when i stop. If i release the fuel cap and let the pressure out, the buzzing stops. But if is a hot day, the buzzing starts up again.
Does anyone one think this is a problem that will eventually lead to something breaking down, or is it OK to not worry about it?
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 19:57

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 19:57
Sounds like expansion & venting is slightly blocked, or the pet blowfly is letting you know he just wants some rest & fresh air.....

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Wetty (W.A) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 20:02

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 20:02
Maybe he filled it up with BP? LOL
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Reply By: Bryan (WA) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 21:37

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 21:37
my gq patrol does that some times, i think it is the fuel pump running as it de-preasurises the fuel system as it does keep doing it for long lafter you stop. but to me it sounds like the electric fuel pump..

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Bryan
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:22

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:22
Now if it was a Roaring sound, that could be normal as all the old people on this site would know, Esso fuel..
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:52

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:52
LOL!
I remember those bumper stickers that said "Put a tiger in your tank" in various languages and the tiger tails that you could hang off your fuel cap.

Damn!!! I must be an oldie. :-(

Mike
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 11:42

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 11:42
Gee, i'd forgotten about those tails,, and you have jogged my memory, the servo's would give the kids an orange and black tiger oney ring. Gee the old petrol adds were great, the shell and bp and esso. Now at 48yo i was only a little guy when all that was around. Michael
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Reply By: dirtdodger - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:32

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:32
It is only the pressure equalising in the tank.
If you remove, then replace the cap, the noise stops.
Many GQs make the noise......most noticeable when the tank is near empty.
The GQ tank venting system is not just "open to atmosphere". It's to keep the water/dirt out, and vents sometimes slower than the fuel is being used.

To make a long story short........Nothing to worry about.
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Follow Up By: Dingo4x4 - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:44

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 17:44
Thanks guys, now i can sleep tonight...................but not in the Patrol, tooooooo noisy. :)
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