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The gas tanks on the 944's, both early and late, have a vent hose that follows the large filler tube up to the side of the car. This hose on the early cars is the old woven fabric covered rubber and ages and cracks where it bends about 50 degrees to follow the filler up the side.

So if you fill up the car with this cracked hose it will leak as the gas shifts around the tank. Complicating this is the metal cover uses the same black tar sealing putty stuff that's used on the rear light lenses. This too ages and shrinks letting the gas smell into the lower pressure passenger area.

My cure is to get a small copper 45 degree elbow, cut the hose and inserting the elbow then clamping both sides. Beats the heck out of having to drop the transmission to drop the gas tank to replace the hose with the newer all neoprene design used on the later model 944's. Resealing the metal cover is a challenge too. Have to clean off all of the old sealer and lay an even bead of fresh tar putty.
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