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Re: REFLECTOR: Fuel tank venting

In a message dated 3/3/99 2:01:26 AM Pacific Standard Time,
aegerter@dataway.ch writes:

> Jim and others:
>  it really shouldn't take a physicist. We've all learned in highschool what
>  it takes to understand the system.
>  Or so I thought. I have remained silent on the subject because I am
>  embarrassed. On my trip to California, I have seen markedly different fuel
>  levels in the tanks. Not that one tank emptied and the other remained full,
>  but different levels. Now, my vent system is the new one with a manifold
>  that connects all vent lines high on the firewall. I checked all vent lines
>  individually and they all were free. I have no explanation. There must be a
>  law of physics that we havn't discovered yet. <g>

I have an explanation. You know those isobar lines on the pressure maps? Simon
much have unknowingly followed one PRECISELY on his trip resulting in one wing
in one pressure area and the other in a totally different pressure area.

Boy! This fysics stuff is fun.

Dale Alexander
173 RG Gull-Wing