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Fuel Spill While Filling

Hello All,
The first time I tried filling my new to me 1996 7.3 Econoline 350 Van there was a fuel spill under the chassis when the tank was almost full. That was at a gas station selling diesel. (lower flow rate??) Next time at a truck stop (Higher flow rate??) the fuel spilled at 1/2 tank?
The tank does not leak at other times.

What's going on?

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vent is plugged not allowing air to escape. you will have to drop the tank and clear it.

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Nick,
If the vent were plugged it seems to me that the fuel would back up at the fill spout, which it does not.
It's leaking from the top of the tank.
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Mite want to drop the tank and find it, probably cracked or loose hose, how much fuel is spilling?

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Does it leak when the truck is running? Check for cracks in the filler hose, or possibly the lock ring rusted and opened the pickup assembly, also I had a similar problem after I the new tank in, there was a hole in the return line, it leaked when the truck ran, even leaked some when the fuel sloshed around.
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yeah, might be the lock ring leaking, or a pinched line that started leaking.

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Sincere thanks everyone.
I just dread dropping that tank.
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