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Old 17 Nov 2004, 07:52 pm
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Default Gasoline smell coming thru vents

There's a gasoline smell coming thru my vents "sometimes." Any idea why?
I'm sure I'll have to get it checked out. Any idea on how much damage ($$)


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Old 17 Nov 2004, 08:33 pm
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"no22" <no22@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> There's a gasoline smell coming thru my vents "sometimes." Any idea why?
> I'm sure I'll have to get it checked out. Any idea on how much damage
> ($$)


Leaking fuel somewhere. More information on the car would help. Year,
mileage, etc.

-Dave


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Old 17 Nov 2004, 08:59 pm
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Default Re: Gasoline smell coming thru vents

For intermittent gasoline smells, I first suspect the fuel injectors. The
leakage comes from the seam where metal and plastic pieces are joined, or
sometimes where the fuel injector rail connects to the injectors. Probably
only one injector is at fault. Look for stains on the injectors, and when
the smell is present look for wet areas on the injectors.

Fuel injectors are usually between $50 and $100, with a similar amount of
labor in most models. Don't let it go too long if you find one leaking - I
had a replacement injector ready to go into my Nissan when the leak caused
an engine fire. You don't want that.

Mike

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> ($$)
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Old 17 Nov 2004, 09:24 pm
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Default Re: Gasoline smell coming thru vents

Forgot to mention it's a 98 integra GS-R. 62k miles. Just had the timing
belt changed. Just coincidence?
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> "no22" <no22@optonline.net> wrote in message
> news:4fTmd.12800$hc5.6162396@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.n et...
> > There's a gasoline smell coming thru my vents "sometimes." Any idea

why?
> > I'm sure I'll have to get it checked out. Any idea on how much damage
> > ($$)

>
> Leaking fuel somewhere. More information on the car would help. Year,
> mileage, etc.
>
> -Dave
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Old 17 Nov 2004, 09:54 pm
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I'm guessing a coincidence unless it happened immediately after the belt was
changed. Had the gas smell on an '89 Prelude Si and as someone else
mentioned it was the fuel injectors. Age and mileage was getting to the
rubber seals/rings. However with your '98 Integra GS-R with only 62k
miles.... doesn't seem too likely but you never know.

Do you smell it during cooler weather or when you first start the car, or is
it totally random?

Costs can vary depending on the problem and shop you take it to. I'll say
fuel leaks are nothing to wait on. Get it checked asap.

-Dave


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> Forgot to mention it's a 98 integra GS-R. 62k miles. Just had the timing
> belt changed. Just coincidence?
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>> "no22" <no22@optonline.net> wrote in message
>> news:4fTmd.12800$hc5.6162396@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.n et...
>> > There's a gasoline smell coming thru my vents "sometimes." Any idea

> why?
>> > I'm sure I'll have to get it checked out. Any idea on how much damage
>> > ($$)

>>
>> Leaking fuel somewhere. More information on the car would help. Year,
>> mileage, etc.
>>
>> -Dave
>>
>>

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Old 17 Nov 2004, 10:18 pm
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"no22" <no22@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> There's a gasoline smell coming thru my vents "sometimes." Any idea why?
> I'm sure I'll have to get it checked out. Any idea on how much damage
> ($$)
>
>


I'll also vote for injectors. My 89 Legend needed them around 160M miles.
Still OK at 260.

Doug


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Old 17 Nov 2004, 10:25 pm
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My son had the same issue with a '98 Mazda Protegé and it was caused by a
disconnected hose (the one that goes back to the fuel tank).

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> There's a gasoline smell coming thru my vents "sometimes." Any idea
> why? I'm sure I'll have to get it checked out. Any idea on how much
> damage ($$)
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