You just filled up your 10 gallon tank, spending half a weekís paycheck in the process. You even have a nice, new gas cap to protect your valuable liquid cargo. You make a hard right turn andÖ Pee-yuwe! Fresh gasoline odors flush through your Vídub. But wait a minute? The gas cap is on the right! So it canít be spilling out from the filler on a right turn!? What could this mean?
SCENARIO: If you own a "late model" non-bus (bug, Ghia, square-back, etc.), which includes post-1970 VWs, you probably have noticed a plastic box with 4 hose connectors on the rear wall of your front trunk (see authorís attempt at Drawing-101 below).
This box is part of the fuel vapor recovery system, intended at reducing emissions of gasoline vapors. The hoses, connected on the driverís side (left) of this box, feed from the top of the gas tank.
PROBLEM: It could be any or all of the following:
(Approximately 12-18" long)