1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Fuel comes back up

Tiny
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  • 1983 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT
  • 4 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 181,000 MILES
Hello I have a 83 vw rabbit gti but the fuel keeps coming back up. Why would that be? Thanks I appreciate all the help.

Jesse
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 2:22 PM

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Tiny
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The fuel keeps coming back up? Are you drinking it?

What does that mean?
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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If you are trying to be funny you are not. Why would I be drinking gas!
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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The gas on my car keep coming out or leaks from where I pour the gas I have to keep it unleaded in order for it not to pour out again
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Maybe you would take the time to type out a question with enough information for someone to understand. What you are talking about.
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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That means either there is an obstruction in the filler or the vent system is restricted and nYou may have to remove the fuel tank to find out.
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
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So would a fuel filter change solve the prob if it's the fuel filter?
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
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Definitely not.
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:51 PM
Tiny
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What do you mean by the obstruction in the filler? Is it that there is something stuck in the fuel line?
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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The fuel tank might not be "breathing" correctly. If pressure builds up in the fuel tank, fuel can get pushed up the filler neck.

If you can not fill the tank because the fuel keeps pushing back, then the breather hose might be restricted.

I attached an image of the fuel tank / system.

#3 is the filler neck
#7 is the breather hose
#24 is the rollover valve for the EVAP system

A problem with #24 (or the hoses) can cause pressure to build (incorrect venting of the tank).

A problem with #7 will cause filling problems when adding fuel to the tank.
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Friday, August 29th, 2014 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
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Ok I will check it now my car is dying after I started my car will run for a minute or to but the dies. Why?
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Friday, August 29th, 2014 AT 9:34 AM

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