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As i was taking the black cover off to get to the upper mount of the rear shocks. I noticed that this black vent tube is snapped off. Either i did this by taking off the black cover or it broke off on its own? I do notice that the vent was working previously when i filled the neck to the top with gas and it drained. But i do recollect that last time i filled up it wasnt draining to the bottom. I didnt think anything of it.
Question is, how in the world do i fix this? Epoxy putty?
I wonder if heat can do this. It does sit in the open a couple times in the sun for 8 hours when my wife takes it. There is no shade

I have disconnected the evap a while ago, so there is a long tube that routes down below to the ground to vent.
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I'd go with the epoxy fix you mentioned. That should do the trick. Just make sure the vent hole is not accidentally blocked off by excess epoxy during the repair.
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caschnd1 wrote:
I'd go with the epoxy fix you mentioned. That should do the trick. Just make sure the vent hole is not accidentally blocked off by excess epoxy during the repair.
I think thats what I'll do. So odd, that should take some force to snap that off like that. Thanks, i was thinking that should do it.
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I believe I would take a small piece of copper tubing and then use JB Weld that way you would not block the hole.
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If it's ABS (I don't know...), then ABS solvent glue is by far the best solution, otherwise JB Weld should be able to do the job.
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Likely to be HDPE. It's under no pressure. JB Weld in a 3/16 brass nipple.
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I agree putting a copper tube in while gluing it up. That will help keep it open. I forgot there is a JB weld option. ABS solvent glue could work if it is ABS. Im not sure either.

Thanks for all the input
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That nipple would probably work good
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J Scott wrote:
or it broke off on its own?
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I wonder if heat can do this. It does sit in the open a couple times in the sun for 8 hours when my wife takes it.
it ain't gonna be 'cause of spending time in the sun. many Vespas spend a long time in the sun and I've never heard of this happening. especially for a 2018 scoot
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Harry brenner wrote:
That nipple would probably work good
I think it could. But i think it may be too long. I would cut it in half or a section off of the barbed side then glue it in.
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steelbytes wrote:
it ain't gonna be 'cause of spending time in the sun. many Vespas spend a long time in the sun and I've never heard of this happening. especially for a 2018 scoot
Now that i think of it, it sounds silly lol
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