I love the smell of gasoline
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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