I love the smell of gasoline

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Jun 19 16:54:02 EDT 2002

Steel fuel lines rust out at the points the plastic retainer clips hold the
lines to the body.  I had a 4Kq that I had to splice in bits of steel line
at most of those contact points.  At the time, there was a nationwide
backorder for  those lines for that model/year. Seems the retainers also
retain winter salt/moisture and let it work on the lines.

At 09:59 AM 06/19/2002 -0600, Brennig, Rakesh (CORP, GEAccess) wrote:

>Hello - yesterday after a afternoon of very hot in-town driving, I noticed a
>strong smell of gasoline emanating from the passanger door area.  I looked
>at the fuel lines and did not see anything amiss.  However where the fuel
>lines disappear into the underbody there was some proto-plasmic greasy stuff
>- almost like undercoat was being disolved.  But this substance did not
>smell of gasoline.  I let the car sit for a few hours and then when I
>returned the fuel smell was gone.  This was the first time I noticed this
>but it was also the most stop and go driving I have done in this car.  The
>car has a new fuel filter and 86,500 miles on the odometer.
>The archives point to leaks occuring in urS4 fuel lines and AoA doing a
>recall but not for a 200.  Has anyone encountered anything like this?  Is
>this something to take to a mechanic - gasoline fumes makes me nervous.
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