So with the new outboard I decided to buy a new gas tank rather than use the small one that came with the motor. I bought it at West Marine. It does not have a vent because they say that having enough room after tank is full leaves room for expansion and helps fend off moisture by not having a vent. Well with less than 3 gallons of gas in the 6 gallon tank we were at the boat this morning then leaving for a few hours we returned to a smell of gas when getting back to the boat. Looking in the locker I saw that gas was leaking from where the gauge is and where the feeder spout enters.This is the second time this has happened. The pressure causing the tank to expand is forcing gas to leak from wherever it can. Do you think it is just because it has no way to vent (west marines tech) or because it is a faulty tank? Going to return it tomorrow but do you think I should try another West tank or not?
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