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Old 12-29-2005, 11:48 PM   #1
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Today, after I filled the gas tank and started the car I felt strong smell of gas inside the car. Could this be a problem with the carburetor. Also, last week the Starter of my car was changed because it was not starting in the morning,
Does anyone has a clue of what might be the cause?

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Gas smell inside the car...after fueling

sure it wasn't from your hands, or clothing. and EFI engines don't use carbs

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:01 AM   #3
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check ALL your fuel lines, make sure there are no leaks.

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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sure it wasn't from your hands, or clothing. and EFI engines don't use carbs
I suspected the same. Therefore, I checked myself thoroughly, but the smell was not coming from my clothes. However, the smell dissipated later on. I'll check again in the morning. If I feel the same then I'll post a reply, otherwise, if I feel the same smell on the next refuelling, i'll inform you guys.

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:33 AM   #5
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You could have a hole in the filler neck.

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Old 12-30-2005, 04:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: Gas smell inside the car...after fueling

Last time I chased a problem like this down, a genius had drilled a hole through the floor behind the rear seats to mount a subwoofer box...right into and through the top of the gas tank underneath...

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Old 01-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #7
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Sounds dumb, but whenever I'd had the smell of raw gas in a vehicle,
I later found out I'd spill some on my clothes.

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Old 01-01-2006, 03:02 PM   #8
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and gas is weird because at first you might not thinkits you because the smell lifts off the clothes. usually if i spill some on me i can only tell its me if i go into a room away from the car.

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