Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Stoughton, MA, USA
I had a similar problem on my '98 KRS - eventually I found that the lines for the fuel overflow and the vacuum canister had been reversed during a dealer service (!). The small overflow holes around the fuel filler neck should vent to atmosphere (via a small hose), not to the carbon canister. The cannister is part of the evaporative emission controls and should connected to vent hose on the tank below the filler, i.e. below where the fuel cap seals the tank when closed.
It's really easy to swap the two hoses whenever the tank is removed, but they are not interchangeable!
Unfortunately, once the cannister is flooded with liquid gasoline, it may never work properly again.
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