This car has 465,000 miles and still rides like new. original fuel tank flexed and eventually ruptured into a leak. second tank has 0ver 200K miles and is doing the same thing. All valves and vents have been replaced. Only component left is the charcoal filter assy. Any suggestions and where is the charcoal filter located?
Fuel Tack Vacuum on 1998 BMW 740iL
by SCTom in Chapin, SC on October 07, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by dandd on October 07, 2010
Most BMWs an Evaporative canister which has the charcoal and Leak detection pump as a unit. It is mounted very close to the fuel tank, that is covered by a metal shield.
COMMENT by Visitor on October 10, 2010
Thank you Dan. Before I tackle this job I want to be reasonably sure this will solve my problem. The fuel tank is pulling a vacuum when there is less than half a tank of fuel and popping out when the pressure is relieved. Check and Vent valves have been replaced in the last 6 weeks. I was told the only thing left it could be is a clogged Charcoal Filter. Again, the tank flexes and POPS at less than half a tank. Any other suggestions before I go after the filter ? Thank you -----------------Tom
ANSWER by Visitor on October 09, 2010
contact me tom at Timothycounts@att.net. I live in chapin also. Would like to meet to discuss common problems with our 740 il. Very coincidental.