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Do You Smell Gas When You Start Your Fc?

Old 03-27-2005, 09:19 AM
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When i first start my gtu i smell gas, once it gets up to temp you cant really smell it anymore. I guess its normal?
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:20 AM
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gas like gas station?
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:03 AM
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if your intake is messed up or something else in that area is connected wrong it could cause you to run rich. If your car floods a lot it smells like gas a lot. I just try to ingore the weird smells that come from my car and pretend that its someone else.
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:34 AM
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even the rx8's smell like raw gas when you start em cold, its normal
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:11 PM
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Ide still check ur PD(pulsation dapener), Just in cas, we dont want an engine fire now do we.
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:16 PM
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These things are always matters of degrees. I find that my T2 doesn't so much smell like gas as just super rich exhaust. If you are smelling gas like someone just dumped a gallon on the floor of your garage, I'd be looking for the source. Naturally, the pulsation damper should be your first suspect. Run the car till you smell the gas, shut it off and get a flashlight and look and listen under the intake for any signs of leaks. I could hear mine spraying and see a puddle.

You might be fine, but I'd damn sure have a look before I assumed it was okay.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:46 PM
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Check the PD, don't end up like i did with an engine fire, and 7 months of my car being off the road...
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Old 03-30-2005, 06:56 PM
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[quote name='ErikTheDead' date='Mar 29 2005, 09:46 PM']Check the PD, don't end up like i did with an engine fire, and 7 months of my car being off the road...



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Old 03-31-2005, 03:13 PM
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Leaky injectors can cause same problem ,listen for a hiss w/ the ignition on but the car off.Anyways thats one of my problems,if its the pulsation dampener take the plastic cap off to see if the screw came lose if so loctite it and screw it.
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