Engine Performance problem
1986 Jaguar Vanden Plas 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 138000 miles
When the car is driven for 5-10 minutes gas will bubble out of the right fuel tank door, and when the door is opened it will pour out about 1/4 of a gallon. On the way back from getting new tires, gas then started to pour out of the breather hose of the charcoal canister behind the front passenger wheel. The cars accelerator could not be pressed without the car dying. I shoved a plastic bag in the breather hose and taped it shut, this allowed me to drive the 5 miles home. I looked at the rubber retainer behind the fuel door and it has some cracks in it, so my questions are.
A. Is the gas coming out because of these cracks, and also the pressure from the left tank felt somewhere it could go and forces its way out the right gas tank door and then the breather hose because it couldnt get out fast enough? And will it stop if I replace the rubber forming a perfect seal again?
B. Is my charcoal canister now ruined since actual gas has been through and out of it?
Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 1:15 PM