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Old 08-07-2001, 10:28 AM
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True, true...

Gasoline must be atomized in order to burn properly...otherwise, fuel injectors could behave more like anema bladders instead of the sprayers that they are. (Whew, there's a picture!)

Because of all of the fuel vapor present in an almost empty tank, a collision that would breach the fuel tank would likely result in an explosion. This is less likely if the tank were full.

However, CJ, given the fact that I will service the sender with a near-empty tank of gas on a hot Texas summer day, the caution is welcomed. Ventilation is of the utmost importance.
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