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Fuel Fill Problem

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I have been having issues with filling my diesel tank, a month or so ago when I tried to fill it would only sip the fuel. I checked the vent...all seemed clear. I then tried to refill it a few days later and all went down fine. Now as I am winterizing I need to top it off and it will only sip the diesel. Any help would be great!!!
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Expose the top of the tank, take the unspection hatch off, and fill it from there if necessary.
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just guessing but maybe there fuel lying in a low spot in the vent hose restricting the air pressure from escaping
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I had the same problem w/ mine last fall. Both the vent hose and the fill line had a sag that was full of fuel. Correcting the low spot in the vent hose solved the problem.

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I too had a similar problem. It turned out a critter (mud-Dabber) had built a nest under the lip of the vent outlet, against the screening, blocking the vent. I cleaned it out and darned if he/she didn't come back and rebuild the nest a second time the following week. I cleaned it out again and sprayed the screening with some repellent which seems to have done the trick.


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Get down on the deck, put the lips on the filler.You know how to blow,don't you.Put a rag on the vent before not after you do this.Look for the low spot in the line unless that was fun.
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