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Old 08-03-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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When I take my gas cap off for a fillup there is no hissing sound. Does anyone elses ride do this? Most cars you hear the release when you take the cap off. Just noticed it so I don't know if it's something new.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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Mine usually only does the hiss if I'm really low on gas.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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I never noticed mine hissing until I moved to Utah. Could altitude have something to do with it?
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:07 PM   #4
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I thought it was only sposed to hiss if your charcoal canister wasn't properly venting the gasses?
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I read that there is a valve between the gas tank and charcoal cannister that opens when the pressure gets so high. So at a certain pressure, the vapors will go to the cannister and await a PCV event that is suitable for vapor disposal. Pressures below that certain level, would be maintained in the gas tank, unless you remove your gas cap and get hissed at. Maybe your cap leaks?
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:21 PM   #6
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Iono if my car does it or not, it's illegal to self-serve in NJ. I do know that it passed inspection though, so unless it's developed a leak since then I doubt it does.
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They don't pressure test the cap here. I'll probably just replace it. There under 15 buck.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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Here's an interesting program in Ohio. They found the highest failure rate(though small) on caps on vechiles made between 95-99.
http://www.tmacog.org/CommuterServic...p%20Report.pdf
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:34 PM   #9
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Someone (me) needs to get their act together and add stuff like that to the FAQ.
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #10
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My new Yaris doesn't hiss, and niether did my '91 S-10, but my wifes '87 Civic hisses loud.
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