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: Fuel Leak

14th June 2007, 10:47 AM
1995 Saab 900 SE covertible is leaking fuel when topped up, gets down to 3/4 of a tank then stops. A previous post of this problem suggested fuel filler hose; replaced it (there WAS a crack in it, but it didn/t go all the way through) but problem is still there. Before I go looking for a hoist to have another look does anyone have any ideas? Could it be the breather hose leaking?

14th June 2007, 11:13 AM
I would pressurize the tank and listen for a hiss.

A breather hose ?
TTBOMK, the system is sealed, due to all emissions being very stringently controlled..

Maybe this "topping off" has something to do with this ..

14th June 2007, 01:55 PM
The Haynes manual, in the process outlining removal of the tank, indicates "... disconnect the filler neck hose from the tank. Also disconnect the breather hose." so I am hoping that might be the problem.

14th June 2007, 02:34 PM
Sorry to jump in snoop but where is the breather hose?

14th June 2007, 03:37 PM
Once I get the car up on a hoist and have a look I will let you know!

14th June 2007, 03:41 PM
The breather hose, 20 to 30 mm ID, I'd guess , connects the neck to a nipple on the middle portion of the tank.

I have no part number, they probably last forever. If someone removed the neck, maybe they forgot to tighten all the clamps..:cheesy:

Also note that the fuel cap has part number for a gasket and sealing collar..
Also, I see a little hose and a pressure sensor, for 1996>