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TroyT
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Gas vapour Reply with quote

Hey there, does anyone have any ideas how to solve a gas vapour problem? Every time I park my '65 bug, it wreaks of gas. Is there an after market "charcoal filter" canister available? Any info would be greatly appreciated as the car parks in the garage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the vent line on your tank intact? There should be a piece of 3.5mm braided hose running form your filler neck out through a hole behind the spare tire. Sometimes these are broken or missing, so the fumes end up accumulating inside the car instead of venting outside.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also had the fuel hardline inside the tunnel rust through once, which made the car smell gassy all the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you notice a puddle under your car? Is the seal on the cap good? Is the vent line intact?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses. No puddles outside of the car. I believe the vent line in this car vents in the wheel well. I will replace the vent line as it looks old and is hard. Also the gas cap seal, probably time to replace.
Otherwise, all looks good. No rust at the hardline.
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