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My rc is stinking up my garage. I can smell gas around the fuel cap. I don't think there's a gasket under there. Culprit?
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Check for the gasket....

www.hondaeasttoledo.com has a parts fiche to guide you too.

The search button will show you a thread started for the same reason, might be a good read for you.



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You got a OEM tank latch / thingymebob? my mind draws a blank on the actual name... sheesh.

If so I couldn't find just the seal, I was going to have to buy the whole thing.

I actually get the pricing from HondaEastToledo and then get my dealer to price match saves on shipping.

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Have you done any work on the gas tank lines or anything recently?

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Ebay has oem type gas caps much cheaper than from Honda. Parts look to be interchangeable.
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Well I noticed gas running down my kickstand and a little wetness near the rear of the tank, so I'm having a guy weld the rear bracket better and bought a new gasket for the fuel pump
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Welding a tank is a brave move...
He'd best wear a good helmet... or his eyebrows & hair may get blown off.

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I had my tank welded too. It worked perfectly after. My radiator guy use my fuel cap and my old frozen pump assembly to seal off the tank, then he pressure tested it to about 15 psi. I watched as it held steady. So it can definitely be done.

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It's been drained completely and flushed with water
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It's been drained completely and flushed with water
I did that once... actually filling the tank with water before attempting to weld.
Residual fuel vapor still ignited. Hence my comment.

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