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Old 08-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Water under the gas cap?

After a nice day of dirty riding in KS, I decided to wash away all my off-road cred. Today, when I filled up, much to my surprise, I found about 2-3 tablespoons of water in the cavity around the tank spout of the left tank. Is this normal and what happened to the water on the right side? Should I not be hosing around the gas caps? Sheesh!

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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hi there

there is a draining hole, connected to a hose, routed at the inside of the tank. This should be pinched. You need to rearrange it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Ah haah...oh wait, does that mean I have to take off the frickin tank!? Dammit..oh well, guess I'll change the oil and make a day of it. Thanks
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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Yep, pinched drain hose. Learned this in huge thunderstorms in Colorado last year....

Thank you, mr. dealer.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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On my 03 model they hadn't drilled the holes in the tank...so the water just sat there. Made it interesting when you had to fuel up on a rainy day. Might be worth pulling the caps to have a look if she's an early model.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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After a nice day of dirty riding in KS, I decided to wash away all my off-road cred. Today, when I filled up, much to my surprise, I found about 2-3 tablespoons of water in the cavity around the tank spout of the left tank. Is this normal and what happened to the water on the right side? Should I not be hosing around the gas caps? Sheesh!
Ah yes this has happened to mine too .
To make matters worst I found the actual caps don't seal that well allowing that water to go into the tanks once it fills over the lip inside .
I tape over my caps just as a precaution when washing it now .
Yes pinched hose or blocked drain hole .
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there is a draining hole, connected to a hose, routed at the inside of the tank. This should be pinched. You need to rearrange it.
Cheers
That was it...finally got around to changing my oil; I was waiting for my cj oil drain hose and motivation. I guess I jerked on the hose too much the last time I changed the oil and it wadded up when I put the tank back. It's amazing how much easier to work on it with the top bolt in place;). But even so, what a PITA to do an oil change; at least it'll be easier the next go round with the drain hose.
Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #9
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