1986 Toyota Corolla whenever it rains, the car doesn't run

Tiny
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  • 1986 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
1986 Toyota Corolla mileage: 175,000. I recently bought this car and whenever it rains, the car doesn't run once I have been driving for about ten minutes. It runs fine after I add a can of dry gas. I was wondering if I have a hole in my gas tank. Someone had told me that it might be the distributor cap, but since the dry gas helps I don't think that is the problem. Will the dry gas damage my engine?
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 4:30 AM

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Tiny
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A reasonable amount of Dry Gas added to the gas tank should not hurt your engine. It sounds as if you have a gas tank vent that has somehow opened allowing rainwater to get in. Check all vent gas hoses to see if any are split or disconnected. Also, check the gas fill pipe for a leak.
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 4:46 AM

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