How do you unlock a vapor lock?

How do you unlock a vapor lock?

After the system cools down, start the engine.

  1. Slightly press the accelerator while cranking. This can help to vent any vapor left in the system.
  2. After it starts, hold the accelerator where it is until it runs smoothly. The engine may sputter until all the vapor is cleared from the system.

What happens when your car vapor lock?

What is Vapor Lock? Vapor lock happens when your fuel boils in your carburetor or your fuel line. Vaporized fuel creates back pressure in your fuel system and prevents gas from getting to your engine. It commonly occurs when a car has been idling or has been turned off and then back on.

What causes vapor lock and why is it of concern?

Vapor lock happens when the fuel vaporizes before it gets to the combustion chamber, causing the engine to starve and stall out This is usually caused by excessive heat. The heat could be from ambient (air) temperature extremely high temperatures in excess of 100′ F.

Where can I buy gas cap for my Volkswagen Passat?

If you prefer to shop in person for the right Gas Cap products for your Passat, visit one of our local Advance Auto Parts locations and you’ll be back on the road in no time! Use the fitment form at the top of the page to select your exact year and engine type for your Volkswagen Passat.

What’s the ground clearance on a Volkswagen Passat?

The Passat Alltrack has raised ground clearance from 135 to 165 mm which improves approach angle from 13.5 to 16 degrees, departure angle from 11.9 to 13.6 degrees and ramp angle from 9.5 to 12.8 degrees when compared to the standard Passat wagon.

What is lost motion on a Volkswagen Passat?

Use the fitment form at the top of the page to select your exact year and engine type for your Volkswagen Passat. Durable, plastic threaded locking fuel cap. “Lost Motion” feature permits the cap handle some freedom to turn while maintaining a seal, which could aid in the prevention of fuel tank leakage during a crash or impact.

What kind of suspension does a Volkswagen Passat have?

It had a MacPherson strut front suspension with a solid axle / coil spring setup at the rear. The SOHC 1.5-litre was enlarged to 1.6-litre in August 1975 with unchanged power ratings and slightly higher torque ratings.