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2003 996 C4S


I'm still chasing the big stink...  Does anyone know what the plastic 1/8" barb fitting is for?  Should there be a hose connected to it?  If you're lookin gm at the PET my gas tank is a saddle bag configuration which is different different than the standard body.  PET shows a hose clamp next to the barb valve,  I'd sure be grateful if anyone could tell me if I'm missing a hose and clamp.


OH, I inserted a plug just to see if the gas fumes would go away, they didn't...  However that's with just 1 day on the clock.





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That looks like the battery vent tube - perhaps fallen down from the battery tray.

Early batteries needed a vent sinc ethey were inside (mostly) closed compartment. Later AGM batteries do not require a vent.

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Loren, thanks for your input, however the white plastic 90 at the top of the pic is the battery vent line.  The fitting inside the circle is my

concern...  It's a barb fitting and PET shows item 21 is a hose clamp.  That would mean I'm missing a hose.  The PET diagram doesn't show

a hose coming off or going to that electrical valve, but shows a hose clamp.


Someone out there must have some experience with this... a pic of what yours looks like if anyone has taken a pic of the top of the gas

tank... Today when I  went into the garage the stink was down to a faint smell, but you just can't plug up a hose which might have some

other consequences..

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