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I think I have overfilled my gas tank and thant is what is causing the leaking from the top of the tank. How do i know if the tank is leaking and that is not just overfill. Any suggestions on how to investigate this problem or what to do.
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I''ve been there.

Is it also possible that you have a fuel line leak? If you can inspect the fuel line and assure yourself that it''s ok then the leak must be in the tank.

I would siphon the fuel down to what you think would be about half tank and observe if the leak persists. If it does, you must have a leak below the half-way mark.

If there is no leak and you add the fuel back into the tank a quart at a time and watch for leaks you might discover a leak above the half tank line. If no leaks show up, the problem must have been over fill.
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Is this a portable tank, or mounted? If it is mounted, I would guess you have a filler cap that is not vented and it should not leak under any circumstances. If mounted, check your vent hose and vent as well for leaks.
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Another thought: If you have to pump gas our of your tank be sure to use a pump designed specifically for this purpose. The wrong pump can spark from frictionl.
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