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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 04-04-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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what happeneds when i drive my car without a gas cap????
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Nothing. There is a little cover that won't allow gas to come out.

I had mine stolen once. I just got a replacement the next day. No harm done.
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Some fuel may evaporate out, some dirt or water may get in, SES light might come on.

EDIT: That fuel flap, as I like to call it, will prevent most evaporation or debris, but not all.
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my dad claims his 98 chevy truck won't run right unless the cap is screwed on till it clicks.
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Maybe because the SES light comes on with OBD-II equipped vehicles.
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OBD I vehicles do not monitor tank vacume (unlike OBD II). It won't set off the check engine light on your car. As far as your dad'* truck...it will run but it will eventually set off the engine light. It is only emmisions (hydrocarbons) that it is monitoring and this has nothing to do with the running of the vehicle. Ask him to show you....hehe.
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