Question about 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
I drove it for two months or so with a split hose without knowing it before having it replaced. The check engine light had come on but I hadn't noticed it because there is ALWAYS some light or another coming on so I wasn't paying attention. After the hose was replaced I began to smell gasoline whenever I get out of the car (driver side only). Also, the check engine light still keeps coming right back on...diagnostics have been run and all checks out. Do you know what might be wrong? Also, is it safe to drive?
If the hose he used wasn't made to hold gas, it is going to melt. If he crimped it to make it fit and the fuel pressure is too great, it may split. You should get the factory part, if it is a shaped hose, not a straight section that can be clamped into the system. As for where the fuel may go, you need to look at the area under the hose that split to see if there are stains that still smell strong from the gas that collected on that area.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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