Check Gas Cap light on VW and Audi 2.0T FSI

June 18, 2015

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2.0t FSI Evap Purge (N80) Valve

2.0t FSI Evap Purge Valve

The Evap or Evaporative emissions system is designed to burn the fuel vapors that build up in your fuel tank.  The fuel tank does not vent to atmosphere because fuel vapors contain hydrocarbons which are hazardous to the environment.  More specifically the green house effect and global warming.


The evap purge, know to VW and Audi as the N80 valve is a solenoid valve that controls the amount of fuel vapor going back to the engine to be burned.  This valve may often get stuck open, become clogged or no longer function electronically.  This most often will result in a “check gas cap light” on your dash, or a fault code P0441 (EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow).  This happens because the evap system pressurizes to make sure there are no leaks.  When the N80 valve is stuck open the car thinks you either have a leak in the Evap system or you left your gas cap off.

FSI n80 valve

VW and Audi Fault Codes often caused by a bad Evap Purge (N80) Valve

  • P0441 – EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow
  • P0456 – EVAP System: Very Small Leak Detected
  • P0455 – EVAP System: Large Leak Detected


The evap purge valve is easy to replace and inexpensive.  This should be the starting point if you have any of the faults above(assuming you have a gas cap on the vehicle)  .  See these videos for more info about the VW and Audi Evap Purge (N80) Valve.


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Here we have a video talking about how VW and Audi N80 Valves Fail



How to replace the VW or Audi 2.0T FSI N80 Valve


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  1. Jamie

    My valve seems to tick like a noisy clock..Is this a sign of a bad valve?

    • Paul Barrett

      They should tick but if its very loud you it might need to be replaced

  2. John

    I just buy my Audi from a dealer, I just got a oil change my engine still making noise ? The oil was black before I got a oil change..

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