Reservoir under co-driver...what for??

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Reservoir under co-driver...what for??

Post by ktk833 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:58 am

I see a reservoir container right underneath the co-drivers seat underneath the car with a pipe or two but disconnected. This is on my 1981 transporter vanagon. What is this meant for??

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Re: Reservoir under co-driver...what for??

Post by cegammel » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:05 pm

Gasoline expansion tank, probably. If not hooked up or blocked off, you will have a fuel smell and maybe leaks with a full tank.

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Re: Reservoir under co-driver...what for??

Post by SlowLane » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:00 am

Yes, it's a gasoline expansion tank, and there should be another one just like it under the driver's side. Well, mirror image, but otherwise just like it.
Cegammel's suggestion to get a Bentley on another thread is very good advice. Just to be clear, we're not talking about a Bentley automobile here, but rather a Bentley Vanagon Service Manual. Google for it.
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