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post #7 of Old 10-24-2007
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Until replacing with a proper SS plate, we had that problem with our portside fuel fill - PO inserted a non-metric plate into a metric deck fitting. As the tank's contents are drawn out, vacuum pressure increases.

Similarly to an impact driver (which I didn't have at the time), I used a steel punch and 4 lb hammer to rotate the plate . . . did the trick with just a little nicking of the plate's slot. Fortunately I did this at the slip before going to the fuel dock.

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