I was trimming brush yesterday, when all of a sudden gasoline
spilled onto my hands as I swung the trimmer at wild angles.
Lo and behold, one of the hoses coming out of the gas tank split,
and this little white thimble-like thing fell onto the ground.
Picking it up, I was amazed. Can that thing be a charcoal canister?
Do you think there will be any harm in just plugging the hose?
According to the parts diagrams at
it is a vent for the fuel tank, so don't plug the hose. If anything,
before you can get replacement hose, cut the split section off and
plug vent into remaining hose. There should be a clip that secured the
vent to the hose end.
Looks to me like a vent, perhaps with a one way valve in it. To vent
the gas tank. Looks a lot like ones I've seen on the Differentials on
4x4 trucks. Will if fit, and stay, in that spot the pooches out from
the red plastic? Looks like that used to be it's "home".
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