Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
In my 05 Elise, I'm going to start digging in to the gasoline smell problem. Seems like it doesn't happen in the garage; only when driving. Keeping the interior fan on helps.
It doesn't seem to matter whether I just filled the tank or not. I'll start sniffing, check the charcoal canister, check the closing valve, look for leaks, cracked hoses, etc.
Does the charcoal canister ever have to be replaced, or can it just be emptied if containing liquid?
I notice that when filling up, when I open the gas cap, there is NO sound of pressure or vacuum releasing. Is there supposed to be?