Grrhhhhh.

Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing.

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RussellK
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Grrhhhhh.

Post by RussellK » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:48 pm

Had the tank out while refreshing the trunk and replacing brake lines and MC. Forgot to reattach the rubber hose between tank and fuel line. Dumped nearly 5 gallons of fuel in all the while thinking damn this gas smells strong. Not until I feel the wet squishy feel on my flip flops do I realize gas is pouring out the bottom at an alarming rate. Ran and got the garden hose to do a complete flush of garage floor before someone with a cigarette launches us. Flushed garage and alley for 30 minutes. Reattached the hose and dumped in another 2 gallons. Put a teaspoon of fuel in the carb, bumped the key and vrooom. After nearly 10 months of sitting. My wife comes out. Whatcha doing? Oh. Nothing much.

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Post by hambone » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:14 pm

Oh crap! Well at least there's a happy ending.
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Post by sped372 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:19 pm

All's well that ends well. I dumped my share when replacing the filler neck on the Beetle years ago. Gives you a jump, for sure!
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Post by satchmo » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:36 pm

BTDTGTTS (Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.) More often with me it is motor oil on the floor and a drain plug that has disappeared to somewhere on the bench or in a rag. "Man, this engine takes more oil than I remember it did."

We figure it out...eventually.

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First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by immitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is bitterest. -Confucius

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:46 pm

satchmo wrote: We figure it out...eventually.
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Post by Hobug » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:57 pm

RussellK wrote: After nearly 10 months of sitting. My wife comes out.
What was she doing for all that time? :compress:
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Post by RussellK » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:59 am

Hobug wrote:
RussellK wrote: After nearly 10 months of sitting. My wife comes out.
What was she doing for all that time? :compress:
heh. Thats good.

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Post by bajaman72 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Been there too. Fustrating to see $20 hosed down the driveway:(
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1972 Deluxe Transporter (2nd Driver) 2.0L - 091, dual Dells, Bug Pack exhaust. Camper Converted
1973 Baja (another 2nd Driver &Toy) Stock 1600 DP, dual Kadrons, Stinger

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