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recall issues

In my research leading to my recent purchase of an 87 5kcstq, I came 
across the following information involving several recalls from that 
year's turbo and tq passenger cars:

1.  System: Fuel Tank.  Description:  repeated topping off of fuel tank 
during refueling reduces the expansion space within the tank, allegedly 
allowing vapors to escape from the charcoal filter to outside rather than 
being inducted into the engine.  Consequence of defect is that escaping 
vapors could ignite from heat emitted from the exhaust system.  
Corrective action recommended was to install a redesigned filler neck and 
a new vent valve and hose for charcoal filter, and to stop refueling when 
pump nozzle shuts off (something I routinely do but gas attendants 

2.  System:  Fuel.  Problem allegedly is that fuel injection seals may 
harden due to high temperature and alcohol ion some fuels and allow fuel 
to escape into the engine compartment causing fire.  Corrective action 
recommended was to replace seals with improved seals plus make 
improvements designed to better insulate the engine against fire risk.

OK......now my car has 140k miles on it.........I'm the third owner and I 
do not know whether any of these problems were diagnosed in this vehicle 
and/or addressed/corrected.  Has anyone had any experience with these 
issues, and should I worry about it at this point?
87 5kcstq 140k miles