My car is a 88GT with a V8 (LT1)
Please bear with me as I have a couple of questions concerning the "brass ball" and the vent line.
Last month I had to replace my fuel pump as it was only putting out 10psi instead of the usual 45psi.
When I looked inside the tank I found the brass ball just rolling around inside. Not knowing what it was or how it got inside
I went ahead and proceeded with the installation of the new pump. That fixed my psi problem.
And yes I removed the ball.
Since then I kept on smelling fuel almost from the moment I start the car.
The smell was very noticeable on hard acceleration.
Now for the questions.
EXACTLY where does the brass ball go?
What is the purpose of the brass ball?
How did it get inside the tank?
The vent line.
In the 20 years that I have had this car, I always pumped in as much gas as I could WITHOUT any problem including overflow.
With the brass ball not being installed in its proper place, could I be overflowing fuel as i did today out of the vent line?
The expansion tank.
Could I be having a problem with the tank in some way causing today's overflow at the gas station?
On the aft end of the tank is the large diameter inlet fuel line.
Just to the left is a smaller 3/4(?) line. Is this the vent line?
If the vent line gets filled with fuel, where would the fuel go if I kept on pumping in the gas? On the ground? As stated above, never happened before.
The three lines on top of the tank coming off the sender/pump unit, what are they for beside the one for fuel pressure?
Tomorrow I plan on replacing as many hoses that I can ( to be on the safe side ).
The brass ball is mentioned in Woody's 18 gal tank thread which I read.
Thanking you in advance for a possible resolution to my problem.
My e-mail addy is in my profile if you want to respond to that.
[This message has been edited by LT188GT (edited 03-04-2014).]