[200q20v] Yikes! Fuel Leak

Gene Caldwell gene.ghc at verizon.net
Sat Oct 6 02:43:56 EDT 2001

Rob Winchell wrote:
> After starting my car today, I felt like I smelled gas
> more than I should. I popped the hood for a little
> look-around.
> There was a LOT of gas dripping from the fuel
> regulator. By a lot I would say 2-3 tablespoons per
> minute (had I let it go that long). The leak appears
> to be coming from where the regulator attaches to the
> fuel rail. I can't really see in there very well,
> since it goes up behind the intake manifold.
> Anyone have an experience with this? It may just be a
> loose connection I guess, which would be nice. Is
> leaking like that a failure mode for the pressure
> regulator? Am I going to need to remove the manifold
> to get in there?
> Thanks,
> Rob Winchell

I would imagine that if the regulator diaphragm began to leak that the
fuel would be pulled into the motor via the manifold vacuum/pressure
hose, and not be generally visible as an external leak.  

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