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Most likely its the cover you were looking at.... (archive)

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Posted by Johnny 5 on September 10, 2001 at 21:07:51:

In Reply to: Gas smell - need advice posted by 9of45 Euro Dakar on September 10, 2001 at 17:51:57:

Gas dries quick...especially when hot out. Try this. Fill up the tank all the way or past the half mark for sure. Than take your car for a drive and do a few turns here and there. pretty sharp turns. Take it back home and than remove everything than check it and see if its leaking. Maybe a hair line crack. If that doesn't work. Keep everything off and start the car and see if you see anything leaking. Check both sides. Try that. Best wishes to you.
Johnny 5

I occasionally smell gas from the rear of my '94 euro. There is no pattern or set time it occurs (other than when there's a windows down). I removed the rear seat and removed the 2 covers to access the fuel lines at the top of the tank. The dirt on the 2 passenger side lines entering the tank seemed slightly damp - but not wet. There are no obvious cracks on the white tank covers (where the lines connect). Both gas lines on the passenger side have screw-type clamps - the other side has the permanent crimpted style fasteners (perhaps a mod?). I've inspected the undercarriage and found what looked to be gas stains on the passenger side.

Any similar experiences or suggestions?

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