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Gas cap not venting

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 72FJ40LandCruiser, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. 72FJ40LandCruiser

    72FJ40LandCruiser

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    I recently bought a new gas cap (when I bought it, it had an incorrect locking cap with no key so I yanked it off) from Spector, part #168-01C for my 72 FJ40. Now, when I start it up, about 5 seconds later I hear the gas tank make sort of an oil can noise. When I shut it off, 5-10 seconds later I hear it again. Turns out the cap isn't venting, and is causing a suction. If I leave it running, and pull the cap off, the idle drops just a hair, and when I put it back on and the vacuum returns, the idle raises just a few rpms I'm assuming because it leans out a bit. These gas caps ARE supposed to vent, right?
     
  2. yotanut

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    The cap is not designed to relieve pressure, but let air in. The cap usually opens to"vent" at .9 to 1.8 in. vacuum. If your charcoal canister is plugged, this might be your problem.
     
  3. 72FJ40LandCruiser

    72FJ40LandCruiser

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    That's the problem, there is a lot of vacuum , enough to suck in the top of the gas tank because it is not letting air back into the tank. When it's running and I start to pull the cap off, I can hear the air rush in and it tries to suck the cap back on. If it's supposed to have that much vacuum that's fine, but I just don't want it to get starved of fuel and lean out and burn a hole in a piston or anything... The noise the tank makes is annoying too. Just bugs me.
     
  4. camcruiser13

    camcruiser13

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    mine has alot of vacumm as well, when i take the cap off to fill up it sucks in alot of air, it doesnt make noise when i drive though and it never has caused any probs.
     
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    Mine also sucks in air when I take the cap off when the tank is near empty.
     
  6. 72FJ40LandCruiser

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    I guess I won't worry about it then.