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Gas smell

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#1 MTSuby


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 11:01 AM

Well, if it's not one thing it's another lately it seems like...
When I've first started my car, if I then, right away, go down a steep hill, I smell gas. Could this just be my carb, or (hopefully not) a rusting gas tank...I've really only noticed it if I go down a hill right after I start it up, it doesn't seem to happen if it's been warm for a while, but maybe I need to experiment a little more..

#2 DaveAP


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:43 PM

Hi, I once had a raw gas smell in my gen one brat. I couldn't figure it out until I noticed a drip developing in right rear wheel well (say that fast five times) It was gas.
It's been some time since then, but it seems that it was a evap hose tied into the fuel system. I pulled it out and let it daylight. It had been building up a small amount of gas in the panel, and bugged the hell out of me.
No more smell, good luck.

#3 nipper


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 08:51 PM

Could be as simple as a buggy evap canister or evap hoses (especially if it is only at startup).


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