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too much pressure in gas tank?

Old 11-Jul-2005, 07:25 PM
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too much pressure in gas tank?

i just had the check engine light on today, could be the extreme weather

but anyways, first thing i did was check my oil levels and gas cap

well i noticed my gas tank might be under too much pressure, i know theres is suppose to be a little bit of pressure, currently my tank is half full and whenever i go get gas and release the cap, i get the hissing sound for like 2-3 seconds and a heavy smell of gasoline.

is my tanks under too much pressure, what could be the problem

any suggestions for the check engine light
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Old 12-Jul-2005, 01:42 AM
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run the code and see what it says
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Old 12-Jul-2005, 02:49 AM
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change the gas cap.but get an oem one
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Old 12-Jul-2005, 06:07 AM
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every car i have ever had hisses when you take the cap off. why are you worried?
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You can't assume there's too much pressure. You need to physically test teh pressure off the fuel line.

It's probably all in your head.
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Old 12-Jul-2005, 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by Steve_Leitner
every car i have ever had hisses when you take the cap off. why are you worried?
ya, mine does it like it's going outta style
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