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    MK2 Escort 1600 Sport - Long Range Tank Fuel Leak

    Hello Everyone


    Iím new on here and my first post is a request for help please!


    Iíve just finished my MK2 Escort 1600 Sport (South African Import) but I have a problem with fuel coming out of the cap. I only have to drive the car slowly for about 10 metres and it pours out. Iíve changed the seal on the cap and the problem is still there. Iíve even got a new cap from Australia as I read somewhere that this solves the problem.


    Itís definitely coming out of the cap as itís dry inside the car.


    Iíve read various post on forums about this being a common problem with the S.Africa long range tank but none of the suggested solutions work.


    The filler neck looks a bit warped and Iím wondering if this is the cause of the problem?


    I can think of a couple of solutions but these would involve changing the pipework from the tank. What Iím not sure about in this case is why there are offshoot pipes from the main filler pipe which lead back into the tank?


    Iíve been trying to sort this out for a few weeks now and itís driving me nuts.


    Any help or advice would be appreciated.


    Thanks in advance, Andy

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    Re: MK2 Escort 1600 Sport - Long Range Tank Fuel Leak

    Sounds to me like it's pressurising inside the tank and the cap cant cope with it. Has the tank got a breather on it somewhere, maybe that's blocked?

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    Re: MK2 Escort 1600 Sport - Long Range Tank Fuel Leak

    Thanks for the reply. That would make sense - I’ll have a look

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    Re: MK2 Escort 1600 Sport - Long Range Tank Fuel Leak

    as above sounds like its not breathing it should have a breather be at the top of the tank

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    Re: MK2 Escort 1600 Sport - Long Range Tank Fuel Leak

    Thanks for the advise. It's a S.African long range tank with a weird pipe set up - it has what I assume are vent pipes at the top of each side of the tank which connect into the main filler neck, and a further pipe from the filler neck that is the vent.

    I'm assuming that this is something to do with it being for a hot climate?

    Anyhow the actual vent pipe isn't blocked and one of the pipes from the top of the tank is also OK (didn't get time check the other one but given the configuration of pipes I can't see how this pipe would make a difference as the air/gas will have an escape path via the pipe on the other side of the tank).

    Interestingly enough, by removing 2 of the 3 pipe connections (and it therefore venting more easily I guess) the fuel didn't come out when the car was stationary. It did however leak when I drove it for 100m or so (plenty of sharp turns).

    So, I'm kind of non the wiser after doing this, other than coming back to the idea that the filler neck itself isn't making a good seal.

    Does anyone know whether I'm correct about the pipework on the top of the tank? I'm thinking that I could simplify this arrangement and maybe that will make it easier to find the problem.

    Thanks in advance.

    Andy

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