RB fuel tank venting

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RB fuel tank venting

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RB is stating that their fuel issue was a buildup of vacuum in the fuel tank/cell. Nothing stated about a vent system failure.

Why would the tank/cell not be vented to atmosphere with the appropriate check valves?

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Re: RB fuel tank venting

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And why could this question not be asked in the RB18 thread? :roll:
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Re: RB fuel tank venting

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this could happen on other cars too, so, this should be a general engine topic .... perhaps the thread subject need to be edited (?)
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hardingfv32 wrote:
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:55 am
RB is stating that their fuel issue was a buildup of vacuum in the fuel tank/cell. Nothing stated about a vent system failure.

Why would the tank/cell not be vented to atmosphere with the appropriate check valves?

Brian
If it is the tank, then you have to wonder why something as relatively simple and proven as a check valve would fail.