fuel transfer on dual tanks

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 15:17
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I have a long ranger second tank on my GQ nissan patrol.

After driving for a while one of my tanks 'implode' causing a massive bang under the car. A few hours after driving the bang appears again.

It's fairly obvious that the 'breathing' of one of the tanks during the fuel transfer (auto suction and not a 12v pump) is blocked in some way to keep the pressure ok whilst the fuel is moving between the tanks.

my question is two fold:
a) which tank is breathing (or in the case not) and,
b) which hose do I then need to check for blockage?

I've looked underneath and there are hoses all over the place so I don't want to start unplugging them all when I don't know what I'm doing.

Cheers,
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Reply By: GT Campers - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 16:42

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 16:42
You need to identify the breather hose. It's usually the highest hose plumbed to the tank, in the LR product it is usually to a dome ceiling section (the highest point/section) of the tank. This hose MUST not be blocked/kinked etc and should be plumbed to atmosphere via the filler neck or the charcoal cannister (depending on vehicle and fuel type)

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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 17:50

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 17:50
so it's the second tank that's breathing; thanks.
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 21:40

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 21:40
yeah... Maaaaybeee. That's the one that's been fiddled, so start investigating there
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Reply By: Rockape - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 16:45

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 16:45
Gossy,
don't know if your GQ tanks are the same as Tojos but have a look at thread 95158.

It may help,
RA.
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 17:57

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 17:57
just read that forum. Makes sense that diesel and red dust are a perfect mixture to block the filter (if there is one).

Now that I know what I'm looking for I'll get underneath it. It's tight on top of the tank so I might need to get it back to TJM who installed it years ago.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 19:52

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 19:52
Gossy,
your tank might just breath through the fuel cap so check that first as it is easy to do.

Patrol forum will know the ins and outs of a GQ fuel system.

RA.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 19:54

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 19:54
Just read your follow up and I would think if it is aftermarket tank it will breath through the filler cap.
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Follow Up By: Gossy - Friday, May 11, 2012 at 08:40

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 08:40
Aha. This rings a bell now (it was installed years ago). I remember them telling me to ensure I don't swap the caps around. Fairly sure I haven't BUT the caps are covered in dust so I'll clean them up.

Cheers.
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