<VV> Fuel Smell Passenger Compartment

N. Joseph Potts pottsf at msn.com
Sun Oct 2 15:12:07 EDT 2005

Fuel leaks UNDER the fuel pump (very common) can be hard to see AND smell
(with lid open). I'd suggest you check under there very carefully. Carefully
because you'll get the best indications with the engine running. Mirrors,
flashlights - you know the drill.

Joe Potts
Miami, Florida USA
1966 Corsa coupe 140hp 4-speed with A/C

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From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
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Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 12:57 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Re: VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 9, Issue 7

Hey guys (and gals), what would cause my '65 110 4 speed convertible to
smell of gas after shutdown.  We had the heater on and left the controls in
the on position while we were parked at Sonic for our Saturday pleasure
drive.  The smell went away after we started driving and I shut the heater
off.  I didn't see any gas around the carbs or engine compartment
connections and I checked the oil to see if the fuel pump was failed but no.
I was thinking of pulling the tunnel pans since the heater duct runs thru
there with the gas line but it's solid so unless it's rusting it shouldn't
be leaking.  We kept smelling it in the car but when I got out and popped
the hood I didn't smell it in the engine compartment and like I said, I
didn't see any leaks.

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