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khouse6

07-11-2019 04:57:04




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we notice that when we leave gasoline in a tractor tank, that it gets gone. do not believe that it is stolen. hmmm




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DanMD

07-11-2019 15:00:05




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 Re: gas in reply to khouse6, 07-11-2019 04:57:04  
I kinda think the same thing happens to me. I brought it up before and the consensus was it was dripping out. I am parked on cement and I always shut the tank off and it never shows up anywhere. I started putting a vinyl exam glove over the gas cap and it stopped. The glove is usually inflated like a balloon, hope I'm not pressurizing something that can't take it.



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BarnyardEngineering

07-11-2019 09:22:15




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 Re: gas in reply to khouse6, 07-11-2019 04:57:04  
I've got one tractor that has a shutoff that doesn't completely shut off, and the carburetor has a slow drip. Over the course of the winter the tank goes dry one drop at a time.



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Russ from MN

07-11-2019 07:55:40




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 Re: gas in reply to khouse6, 07-11-2019 04:57:04  
A lot of good comments by others, but I would guess it's evaporation, especially if it's gas that was bought in the winter, it vaporizes at a lower temperature. And be sure you have the tank valve shut off when not using it.



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Janicholson

07-11-2019 06:33:11




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 Re: gas in reply to khouse6, 07-11-2019 04:57:04  
Put a piece of clear packing tape between the cap and the tank body on the far side of the cap, small piece is good. Kidnapping gasoline is popular. Jim



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pinball

07-11-2019 05:32:01




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 Re: gas in reply to khouse6, 07-11-2019 04:57:04  
first thing is to make sure your shut off valve is closed. if you have a small leak through the carb with breather hose attached you may not notice it. over a period of time it will evaporate. same thing if your gas cap isn't sealing correctly. I suspect its one or the other.



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