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Old 10-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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The smell of fuel...

I have had an issue with my bus I'd like to get some advice/help with.

Every time the heat rises, say 80's, I smell gas vapors escaping from the fuel tank. I am not sure exactly where to begin looking, but I suspect my vapor recovery system may be faulty. I have no fuel leak, and no major loss of fuel from this issue. It's more of a nuisance-safety-preventive measure I'd like to fix, but have no clue what I'm looking for.

The lines look good. No other visible issues. I don't "top off", the gas tank looks fine, gas cap is in good order.

Any ideas where to begin?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Re: The smell of fuel...

if it's vented with a rubber hose the end may be clogged up, causing the vapors to creep around the gas cap?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Re: The smell of fuel...

Or you may have a cracked hose. Start at the tank and work your way back checking hoses and fittings.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: The smell of fuel...

"I smell gas."

"I smell gas, too!"

"ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT! You smell gas! Of course you smell gas! What do you think this car runs on, COAL?"

Hahaha!!!! That's all I could think of when I read your post
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Re: The smell of fuel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeC
"I smell gas."

"I smell gas, too!"

"ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT! You smell gas! Of course you smell gas! What do you think this car runs on, COAL?"

Hahaha!!!! That's all I could think of when I read your post
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:39 PM   #6
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Hahahaha!!! So, so good!! I actually yelled that a couple times driving on this trip, in my best Barney imitation, just to get a laugh out of my parents. I grew up on Andy Griffith reruns
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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Re: The smell of fuel...

Thanks for the help (and humor) folks. I'll take a better look again and see if I can't find my problem.

Cheers!
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With out humor.....and the just exhale.......relax...and chill....we'd all be over stressed...it only took me the last10 yrs of my 44 so far to realize that
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