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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:08 am    Post subject: Gas smell Reply with quote

Whenever I start my car up I smell gas inside the car. Why is that? It's obviously not a good thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

might have a leak from your fuel sending unit, its located under your back seat.

take out your back seat and remove the access cover and check for a leak there
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. It's a clogged charcoal canister. They're like $30 new from the dealer last I checked. You'll get rid of that smell and pick up 3 mpg. Not to mention you'll end global warming, but nobody cares, right?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suspendedHatch wrote:
Nope. It's a clogged charcoal canister. They're like $30 new from the dealer last I checked. You'll get rid of that smell and pick up 3 mpg. Not to mention you'll end global warming, but nobody cares, right?


x2 thats what I was thinking too
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is a charcoal canister? where is is located on my vehicle?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would also check your PCV, it would be the valve that releases presure from the cannister into your intake manifold.. bad valve would seem the same as cologged cannister
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PCV is in no way connected to the charcoal canister. Are you referring to the purge control solenoid?

The charcoal canister is to the side and below your battery on the firewall. It's a black plastic cylinder with three hoses coming off it.

When you turn off your car, you still have pressurized fuel in the lines. These are captured by the charcoal canister and stored until you drive your car again. Then they're released into your intake manifold to be burned. Saves you some gas and reduces the amount of hydrocarbons that go into the atmosphere that are causing the north pole to melt, california to go into the worst drought in recorded history, and great britain to get buried in snow.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what if your car doesnt have a charcoal canister,mine was just hanging in by a hose everything was capped and unplugged so i just ripped it out because it was slamming against my firewall everytime i hit a bump,and i didnt have a gas smell ,well i did but it was from the rusted fuel line going up to my fuel pump,it started out just making the line wet,then one day i hit a monster pothole and it broke the line ,i would check your lines
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wouldn't be a problem if your car was designed w/out an evap system like the JDM cars or the newer dead-head fuel systems. But basically it means your engine has no way to relieve the residual fuel pressure.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok it has the gsr swap in it
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