We frequently talk about the fuel tank kits we sell in our catalog and how important it is to replace the tank since so many of them in the field are very old with rust and debris that diminishes reliabilty.
This week, we had a car with a full tank of gas taking in some sun. As time went on, the gas began to expand in the tank. The wire style hose clamp that was holding the fuel hose between the tank and the filler neck became so overrun with pressure, that the clamp failed and thus leaked gas into the rear of the car and onto the ground.
Check the style of clamp that is holding the section of rubber fuel hose going from the tank to the neck. Wire type hose clamps holding that rubber hose such as these were once common and are also being provided by some of the fuel tank companies, but they are not up to the task. Instead it’s much better to have the “worm drive” or “arrow” style of hose clamp installed.
If you want the proper clamps for your fuel tank, please don’t hesitate to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly get them for you. We’ll make sure that the upgraded clamps come with all of our fuel tank kits going forward.