The largest and best supported Jaguar cars enthusiast site on the Internet!


Serving Enthusiasts since 1993
The Jag-lovers Web

Currently with 3,166 members





Fuel tank breather

Fuel Tank Breather

I have an XK 150 FHC (835140 Now RHD) which has a problem with a very slow filling fuel tank. I think the lack of a breather pipe is the issue. I can find no evidence of any breather pipe connection in the fuel filler area although there appears to be a blanked off pipe (about 1/4 inch) inside the neck of the fuel tank. Does anyone have any ideas as to where the breather pipe is meant to be or any modifications that could be made to remedy the problem? Many thanks - Roger Herrick

Roger, The 140 and 150 tanks have an internal vent that protrudes into the tanks filler neck, the other end ( the tube is about 6" long) terminates at the uppermost, leading edge, of the tank. A tank without this tube, or if the tube is blocked( perhaps by sloshing compound?) will burp back when filling, unless you fill cautiously and slowly. You should be able to retrofit an external vent tube,( thats what the 120s have)or try to unblock your tube.You will probably have to remove the tank to safely fix the problem. - Regards, Wray Schelin

Roger Herrick -- You need to look at the XK150 Spare Parts Catalogue, which will detail the vent for the tank -- including a plate (drawing) that points out exactly where it is. If you don't have the book, perhaps someone on this marvelous list does and can find/send you the info. Hope this is helpful - Larry Martz

If you have any questions or comments send e-mail to: ted@jag-lovers.org
Main Page Back to the Library

 

Please help support the move to the new site, and DONATE what you can.
A big Thank You to those who have donated already!

 


       
       
       
       

Go to our Homepage
Improve your Jag-lovers experience with the Mozilla FireFox Browser!

  View the latest posts from our Forums via an RSS Feed!

Jag-loversTM Ltd / JagWEBTM 1993 - 2017
All rights reserved. Jag-lovers is supported by JagWEBTM
For Terms of Use and General Rules see our Disclaimer
Use of the Jag-lovers logo or trademark name on sites other than Jag-lovers itself in a manner implying endorsement of commercial activities whatsoever is prohibited. Sections of this Web Site may publish members and visitors comments, opinion and photographs/images - Jag-lovers Ltd does not assume or have any responsibility or any liability for members comments or opinions, nor does it claim ownership or copyright of any material that belongs to the original poster including images. The word 'Jaguar' and the leaping cat device, whether used separately or in combination, are registered trademarks and are the property of Jaguar Cars, England. Some images may also be Jaguar Cars. Mirroring or downloading of this site or the publication of material or any extracts therefrom in original or altered form from these pages onto other sites (including reproduction by any other Jaguar enthusiast sites) without express permission violates Jag-lovers Ltd copyright and is prohibited
Go to our Homepage
Your Browser is: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/), IP Address logged as 54.90.159.192 on 18th Dec 2017 05:19:31