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Water In Gas Tank?

Postby thiggy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:23 pm

As I travel to the DSCF, my Cub will be exposed to the elements. (She hasn't spent the night without a roof over her head for over 30 years.) Is there any concern about moisture getting in the gas tank if I were to encounter rain? I am using the new style fuel cap. Thanks, Stanley :?:
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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby cub47 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:18 pm

You will be fine as long as your gas cap is in place. :D

With Cub tractors that I store for long periods of time, I try to keep the gas tanks filled with fresh fuel, this keeps moisture and rust from building up inside the tank.
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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby Boss Hog » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:23 pm

Stanley you will get more water in the transmission than the gas tank :D , you will be fine
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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby Eikel » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Rain cap or not, if I leave one outside it gets a can over the exhaust
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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby twotone » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:51 pm

I tie my exhaust rain cap down when towing.

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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby CapeCodCubs » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Remove the seat cushion so you don't lose that and the oil bath/breather cap so you don't lose that when towing then tape a bag over the air breather tube. Have fun! We got more snow last night...wish I was going.
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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby CPIII » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:55 pm

Mine stays outside and I have had no issues with water in the gas tank......i have a flapper on the exhaust though......but if I am not mistaken there is a drain hole in the exhaust manifold that drains out any water that make it down the exhaust pipe.......that is if it isn't plugged with gunk.....Mine was. I remember how I found it.....i had just squirted a bunch of Seafoam in the carb and after a while the whole left side of the valve cover turned black....I thought I had a crack in the exhaust manifold.....but no...the Seafoam had no only cleaned the gunk off of the cylinders and rings but it had also cleared the drain hole.
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Re: Water In Gas Tank?

Postby beaconlight » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:37 pm

You will get more water by condensation than rain with the cap on. Condensation can even can get there in the barn.

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