Robert Duquette wrote:
> Tell me more!
> I didn't know that I had a vented cap until just recently when I cleared
> some lint out of the holes. The car leaks much better now. I was thinking
> that the PCV was the culprit, but the timing of it all coincides much better
> with the filler cap. They are supposed to be replaced every so often. I
> was thinking about getting a round tuit. Maybe I should try a non-vented
> one? (or plug the holes again)
If your car has a PCV, having a vented cap indeed does
make no sense.
The carb would just suck air through the vent cap, through
the engine, and into the cylinders.
Can't make that nice oil-holding vacuum if you have a vent.
Trevor Boicey, P. Eng.
Ottawa, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
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