Gas Tank Vent
When I was adding some brake fluid after bleeding the brakes the other
day I noticed the tubing connected to the gas tank vent was no longer
connected. It looked like a piece of plastic 'Tygon' tubing has dried
out and shriveled up, now hard and brittle.
Last modified: Tue, 05 Feb 2002
The vent is just behind the gas level sensor. The
tubing connects to a U-shaped pipe that vents out the bottom of the
car. In my case, as shown here, if the tank is full no doubt the gas
sloshes out the vent. I probably have been loosing a gallon or two
off the top.
Here is a good look at the offending tubing which
is now too short to even reach the outlet tube. The outer diameter of
the tube is 0.30 in., a common size on the car for gas lines and an
uncommon size for readily available tubing.
Replacement 1/4 in replacement tubing forced on the
end of the fitting. I've used this several places and is slightly too
small inside diameter, but it does stretch enough to be attached