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Severed tube that runs along the gas tank...

I had a strap break while driving and it wrapped around my drive shaft. the metal hook on the strap severed the tube that runs along side of the gas tank as it spun. the tube connects to a box next to the gas tank and then runs all the way up to where you put the gas in. it does not appear to have any wires or liquid in it. what is this tube and how dangerous is this issue? any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

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Just replace / repair the tube, it sounds like your "Vent" pipe - it's a pipe running basically from the top of the tank to the filler cap, when you put gas in it will allow the fuel to "breathe out" instead of making an air lock and splashing out of the filler. If you leave it like it is it might spill fuel, then you're driving a potential firebomb.

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