Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Recommended Posts

The gas tank will not take any gas, I've replaced the 2 solenoids under the head lights, right side.  I think the only thing left is the bleeder valve under the gas fill lid.  Would all  think replacing the bleeder valve will restore my issues with the gas tank.  Wayne's Book, "101 projects" suggest replacing the valve will take care of the problem... What say you..


Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

There is just too much on this to cover quickly in one answer.  As Loren would say, “the search engine is your friend.”

that said, my similar problem was caused by the wiring to the switch on very top of gas tank.  You have to go down to it by pulling off everything above it, like the battery tray, etc.  Took a few hours to get there, then 5 min to reconnect wires and remove nest of the mice that has chewed wires apart. 
there could be other solutions.  Search away.  Have fun. Good luck. 

Link to post
Share on other sites



I have searched away.  There doesn't seem to be any one answer, some say you need to hear a click when the filler neck lid is depressed, others mention a fuse, etc.  I haven't read if there's any way to test the bleeder valve rather than spend another $200.  Even Wayne's book says it's a likely suspect, but nothing about testing before buying.  So when I made this request I was looking for some validation on replacing the bleeder valve.  Oh. I have already taken the car apart to look at the top of the gas tank, all seemed to be in order...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fuse E6 - check

Fuel vent valve - replace

Reed Magnetic Switch - replace


996 Forum - Replaced fuel vent valve - now unable to fill gas tank - Have had a couple of instances of P0422 (minor vapor leak) recently and an occasional fuel smell in the cabin. Replaced the gas cap, however that did not solve the problem. Replaced the fuel vent valve...


Edited by DBJoe996
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

The original problem was leaking gas fumes... I looked at all the plumbing on top of the gas tank and decided the fumes must come from one of the valves.  I replaced the both of the 2 vent solenoid valves (996 605 213 01).  No Sooner that I got the gas valves installed I couldn't fill ANY gas in the tank.  I replaced the vent Bleeder valve (996 201 143 01) and Adapter cable (996 612 511 00). The adapter cable was $20 some dollars so at this point the "while I was there there" kick in. Finally I can fill the gas tank....  Not sure whether it was the bleeder valve or adapter cable, my guess it was the Bleeder valve.  But the stink is still with me...   Grrrr




Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.