Are all portable fuel tanks crap now?

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Are all portable fuel tanks crap now?

Post by skipper123 » 20 Sep 2016, 19:26

Tohatsu brand gas tanks has a vent on the cap just loosen it and it vents no problem. As far a portable fuel cans I use the six gallon racing fuel jugs like jegs and summit racing sells they are heavy duty with a big vent cap and a 3/4 inch clear tube on top so you can see whats going on, only way to go. You guys are buying crap for tanks and fuel jugs. Try the square 6 gal racing plastic heavy duty fuel jug you wont ever be with out one again.
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Post by turbotodd » 21 Sep 2016, 23:19

That little fuel demand valve DOES work.

The US government doesn't build fuel tanks. They just tell the manufacturers how to build them. Thus, they might as well be building them.

Agree with the statement that anytime the government gets involved, they somehow screw something up. Hence one of many reasons I am becoming less trustful of our government, and that bothers me.

They're all vented, every one of them even the new low-perm tanks. The problem is, the vent doesn't allow pressure to escape unless it rises to a certain PSI inside the tank. BUT that vent will allow air to get back into the tank as the fuel level drops. OR, that's how they're supposed to work anyway. It won't be long and we'll be required to put a carbon canister and purge system on portable boat tanks. I wouldn't be surprised if built-in tanks already are.

I mean, they've been putting catalytic converters on tractors and lawn mowers and ATV's for a little while, why not boat motors? ](*,)

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Are all portable fuel tanks crap now?

Post by wmk0002 » 22 Sep 2016, 11:45

skipper123 wrote:Tohatsu brand gas tanks has a vent on the cap just loosen it and it vents no problem. As far a portable fuel cans I use the six gallon racing fuel jugs like jegs and summit racing sells they are heavy duty with a big vent cap and a 3/4 inch clear tube on top so you can see whats going on, only way to go. You guys are buying crap for tanks and fuel jugs. Try the square 6 gal racing plastic heavy duty fuel jug you wont ever be with out one again.
I looked those Tohatsu tanks up and they look pretty nice. I'm going to swing by a local dealer on my way home and price one and "try" to return the Attwood tank I bought to Cabela's. Their return policy states no gas powered products are return eligible once they have been fueled but didn't imply fuel tanks that had been fueled were ineligible.
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Post by timsmcm » 22 Sep 2016, 19:10

Those tohatsu, honda, and yamaha tanks are made by scepter. They are the cats arse. I love mine. The best portable tank on the market. I have 4 of their plastic 5 gallon jerry cans. They are fantastic products.

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Post by Skiffing » 25 Sep 2016, 17:37

Thank You EPA!

Thank you also for Ethanol!

Thank you for Tier III Marine diesel engines!

Screw EPA for everything they've done. Because it continues to hurt the end user and small business owner with no commensurate, verifiable environmental benefit.

Kill EPA.

End of rant.

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Post by richg99 » 25 Sep 2016, 20:53

Skiff..I agree. Now, please tell us how you really feel.

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Post by wmk0002 » 26 Sep 2016, 11:53

So thankfully I was able to return the Attwood tank to Cabela's for a cash refund. I then swung by my local Tohatsu dealer and picked up a Tohatsu 3 gal tank and fuel line quick release adapter. It was about $90 after tax for both the tank and adapter fitting but it is noticeably higher quality and design. The dealer may or may not have drilled a hole in the bottom of the cap to make the manual vent truly manual :) . Used it Saturday on the river and it perform great. No spills, no ballooning, and no venting problems.
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Are all portable fuel tanks crap now?

Post by Ictalurus » 26 Sep 2016, 14:40

Skiffing wrote:Thank You EPA!

Thank you also for Ethanol!

Thank you for Tier III Marine diesel engines!

Screw EPA for everything they've done. Because it continues to hurt the end user and small business owner with no commensurate, verifiable environmental benefit.

Kill EPA.

End of rant.

I know right, too bad we just can't go back to a time when there was no EPA or regulations and anyone or business could just dump whatever chemical or chemical by-product they wanted into our waterways. It was the best when the Cuyahoga caught fire, oh the good ole' days.

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Post by sjbou » 26 Nov 2016, 02:15

http://www.fueltankparts.com/3-gallon-u ... -tank.html A little expensive , but should last A lifetime.

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Post by gatorglenn » 28 Nov 2016, 00:33

Hey guys look at spectra fuel tanks. They still sell some that has the screw vent screw in the top of the cap. I just bought one at Walmart 6 gallon tank for $40


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