What is the white tube that runs behind the wipers?

Asked by May 07, 2007 at 04:22 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

There is a white plastic tube that is connected to two other tubes that run into the gas tank, what is it?

2 Answers

32,835

Can't find anything on that. I am totally stumped. If you desperately need to find out I would check a Hayes or Chilton manual.....and please, PLEASE, let me know what it is. It will drive me nuts!

I found it. Here is what it is: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Emission Control System The working end of the Super's emission control system is this plastic "expansion chamber" located under the cowl. Fuel fumes flows up into this tube when it expands from the tank. It then condenses and flows back into the tank. As well, a line forces expelled fumes to the rear of the car and into a charcoal canister under the right rear fender. This whole thing is supposed to stop fuel vapor and fumes from escaping into the atmosphere. To be correct, we'll have to get this working again.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,790
  • #2
    Chris Billings
    Reputation
    1,550
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
620 Great Deals out of 36,130 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 53,222 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
428 Great Deals out of 30,565 listings starting at $2,495
Used FIAT 500
106 Great Deals out of 6,023 listings starting at $3,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 2,068 listings starting at $12,995
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 416 listings starting at $10,988
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 555 listings starting at $8,291
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 618 listings starting at $6,995
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 669 listings starting at $6,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.