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Raw fuel smell
Posted 06 May 2006 - 11:33 AM
Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:00 PM
Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:42 PM
If the purge canister trail leads you nowhere, maybe try looking around the intake manifold for signs of leaking fuel.
Posted 06 May 2006 - 08:00 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 06:12 AM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 07:52 AM
Nipper, where is this purge valve? I don't smell anything around the outside of the charcoal cannister but maybe the fumes would exit elsewhere?
If there is an actual fuel leak, I should think I would either see the wetness or at least smell it when I'm under the car...which is not the case.
I know in the case of the filler pipe leak, there was no dripping evident because the packed mud was acting like a sponge...but the smell was a giveaway to the location of the leak.
So this purge valve is making sense, but where does it 'purge' to, and how do I troubleshoot it? Thanks for all your help.
Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:39 AM
Well, Bretm57 I know exactly the problem you are speaking of, because I just fixed that one a few months ago! I was able to sand it down and fill the area with a metal epoxy. It seems to be holding, and I can't detect any smell or leaking from there. Isn't it ironic that the cowling that is designed to protect the pipe is the cause of it's failure?
I repaired mine the same way. It's held for about a year now. And I threw the "protective shield" away!
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