gasoline leaks out when i make a right turn or when I fill up the tank. Is this not normal?

25

Asked by Apr 21, 2008 at 01:56 PM about the 1974 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I filled up my bug and noticed gas leaking onto the ground from a hose located under the front left fender. It stopped after a minute so I thought I had overfilled the tank. I also noticed that when there is more than 1/2 tank of gas, when I make a right turn I smell strong gas odors, I believe it is leaking out then too. Is this normal? Is this some sort of vent for the tank to prevent vapor lock or something? I have heard a lot of people say all bugs smell like gas, but I only smell it when the tank is more than 1/2 full.

1 Answer

70

You need to check your fuel return line there should be a leak there if not check the gas tank for cracks

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car smells like gasoline in cockpit and stalls after 15 minutes of running 6 answers

    Car just shipped to me from vintage car dealer. I am sure it sat for some time. It is original and in excellent shape. The car runs well for about 10 miles and then stalls. It will start up after sitt...

    1977 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is 11 miles per gallon normal? 8 answers

    The repair shop says everything is running fine, but I get 11 miles per gallon. Is that the best I can expect?

    1974 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Beetle won't start 13 answers

    Last weekend car wouldn't start at rest stop. Waited a few minutes and then it started. Yesterday same thing. Removed battery and took to auto store. They agreed battery was dead and we purchased a n...

    2006 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 1999 vw beetle will not start when turned off after running for 10 minutes or more, what is the problem? 1 answer

    My 1999 VW beetle will not start when turned off after running for 10 minutes or more, what is the problem? Yesterday while I was coming home for work it quit and had to be towed home, this mourning ...

    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2003 Jetta 1.8T has turned off a couple of times while at a red light. 1 answer

    So my fuel gauge doesn't work, hasn't really worked ever since my mechanic replaced my fuel pump. It will show that I have a full tank then later it will be below half the tank. So I never really k...

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,650
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
781 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Volkswagen Passat
265 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used FIAT 500
65 Great Deals out of 5,661 listings starting at $3,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,810 listings starting at $16,135
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 480 listings starting at $11,999
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 952 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 709 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $7,000

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.