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Old 22-08-2016, 16:35   #1
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burping diesel

We are the proud new owners of a '07 44' Tartan monohull. When we try to fill up her diesel tank, she burps the fuel right back up. It doesn't matter how slowly we dispense the fuel or at what angle—she just burps it right back up.

We motored for a while and then went back and tried to put fuel in again to no avail—burped back up. Thankfully the fueling dock had absorbent pads we could purchase to wipe up the mess.

Sure would be nice to know how much fuel we have before a long voyage. The fuel gage says it is only half full.

What could be causing this? Any solution ideas? Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 22-08-2016, 16:38   #2
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We are the proud new owners of a '07 44' Tartan monohull. When we try to fill up her diesel tank, she burps the fuel right back up. It doesn't matter how slowly we dispense the fuel or at what angle—she just burps it right back up.

We motored for a while and then went back and tried to put fuel in again to no avail—burped back up. Thankfully the fueling dock had absorbent pads we could purchase to wipe up the mess.

Sure would be nice to know how much fuel we have before a long voyage. The fuel gage says it is only half full.

What could be causing this? Any solution ideas? Anyone else had this problem?
Vent capped, missing, or clogged?
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Old 22-08-2016, 17:32   #3
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I am assuming that when you motored, the due cap was on. So the vent is at least partially open. Suggest making sure fill hose is clear and that vent hose is 100% clear. Not sure exactly how to do that. But... ...

There is a Tartan owners group hosted on Yahoo.com. If you join and post the issue there, you will get to hear from others with your model.




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check and clean out or replace your vent hose.
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