Wanted: passenger-side fuel vapour expansion tank

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Wanted: passenger-side fuel vapour expansion tank

Post by SlowLane » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:47 pm

So one of the things that my van failed on at the smog referee was the EVAP test.

I had installed all new fuel tank seals last summer when Colin and I installed the new tank, but I had conveniently ignored the expansion tanks and their seals.

That turned out to be a mistake. The seals in my tanks had turned to a tar-like mushy substance where they had been exposed to the gas fumes. What, factory rubber seals aren't built to last for for 31-years? Cheap-ass Germans. :bom:

Well, I got the replacement seals/grommets and also new rollover-check-valves, but on closer inspection, my passenger-side expansion tank has just too many cracks and leaks for me to feel confident about its long-term viability.

Does anyone have a decent (ie. crack/leak-free) passenger-side Vanagon fuel expansion tank laying around? I would be most grateful...

'81 Canadian Westfalia (2.0L, manual), now Californiated

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