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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #330 on: August 30, 2019, 11:52:56 AM »
Are you sure that's gas vapor coming out and not vacuum pressure releasing?  You will still smell a an odor of gas when you unscrew your cap regardless.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #331 on: August 30, 2019, 01:08:38 PM »
On my '94 Honda Civic there is an audible 'hiss" when you unscrew the gas cap.  That's the way it's always been since I bought it new. While the whole EEC system is pretty passive it can cause a check engine light if something is not working as expected. but if it's the "hiss" that you hear, that you have concerns about? That's normal on my car, I just open the cap slow, stop when it hisses and then open it the rest of the way when it stops one sec later.

My 2001 Mustang threw codes for this and found out that the gas fill line rusted out.
Did not out what the problem until I had to replace the fuel pump.
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #332 on: August 30, 2019, 01:41:30 PM »
Are you sure that's gas vapor coming out and not vacuum pressure releasing?  You will still smell a an odor of gas when you unscrew your cap regardless.

That's a good point. The only time I unscrew the cap is at a gas station, so there's always a slight smell of gasoline in the air.  :)
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #333 on: September 16, 2019, 06:38:10 PM »
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Re: The Car Maintenance and Repair Thread
« Reply #334 on: September 16, 2019, 11:44:07 PM »
The remote door lock no longer unlocks my front driver side door. It locks OK but doesn't unlock with the key remote. It unlocks OK using the key in the door. I've watched videos on this repair but it's beyond me, so my trusty service centre will get one last job to do.

I say one last job as it's time to move on. I love this old Golf but it's just no longer suitable for our needs and it's time for updating to a bit of luxury.

So I'll be shopping for a (near) new car soon. It'll be an SUV as we are located rural now, I bought the Golf when I was living in the city. Next car will be 4WD to cope with towing a trailer up our steeper section of gravel drive. SUV because the wife is learning to drive and she prefers to be sitting a bit higher up from the ground, so I'm compromising a little. Else I'd get a nice performance wagon.

Been testing various cars and so far the Mercedes Benz GLC250 is my current fave.

The Golf I hope can go to a good home. It's a great car and runs really well.

 

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