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Old 03-26-2007, 02:41 PM
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Are all your vacuum lines connected to the evap purge solenoid and canister?
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Right now I have about a 1/4 tank.

As far as I can tell all my lines are connected. I will give them another once over tomorrow.
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I think I may have found the problem. I smelt gas again, jumped out of the car and popped the hood. I could smell gas around the front left corner of teh engine compartment. My air box is in the way but it looks like the char. canister is under there. so when I have off work I will have to take a much closer look.
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Let me rephrase my question. After the pump clicks...how much further do you fill it?
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I generally don't top my tank off. For the past few months I've been only putting like $20 at a time, and that'* not quite filling it. And when I do it'* only to bring it up to a round dollar, and that'* not much gas these days.
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Ok...sounds good. My idea was that you might be overfilling the tank. When that happens the excess fuel runs up the breather hose to the canister and begins filling it.

Black94SSEi had this issue once upon a time.
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This may sound silly, and maybe even a bit patronizing (I promise I'm not), but you wouldn't have maybe gotten it on your hands or clothes earlier by mistake (while fueling the car, perhaps), then smell it as you drive later in the day, perhaps?

Just trying to think of something we might take for granted and overlook...
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This may sound silly, and maybe even a bit patronizing (I promise I'm not), but you wouldn't have maybe gotten it on your hands or clothes earlier by mistake (while fueling the car, perhaps), then smell it as you drive later in the day, perhaps?

Just trying to think of something we might take for granted and overlook...
Jim..this thread has been going on for over two weeks. That'* a heck of a spill...not to mention the smell from not changing clothes for that length of time..
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Originally Posted by TrueWildMan
This may sound silly, and maybe even a bit patronizing (I promise I'm not), but you wouldn't have maybe gotten it on your hands or clothes earlier by mistake (while fueling the car, perhaps), then smell it as you drive later in the day, perhaps?

Just trying to think of something we might take for granted and overlook...
Jim..this thread has been going on for over two weeks. That'* a heck of a spill...not to mention the smell from not changing clothes for that length of time..
Hahaha!!

That was funny, hehe. I meant from normal use. Put gas in the tank, get a drop or three on the hand, do some grocery shopping, pick up the kids, drop them off at grandma'*, on the way home the climate control kicks the fan up a notch, you smell gas.

Something like that. Pop some gas in the mower or weedeater, same thing.

Something simple like that.
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