leaking gas from wheel well edge
knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Jan 31 20:15:25 EST 2004
Could this be condensation collecting fuel fumes? IE, is it water with gas
in it from the fumes?
At 04:08 PM 1/31/2004 -0500, Brett Dikeman wrote:
I grab a little, give a sniff-yup, that's gas.
>It's coming from the front passenger side, right at the very edge of
>the wheel well, where slush usually accumulates in the winter. The
>top edge of the liner inside the well is wet with gas. So this looks
>like one of the lines to the charcoal canister, or the canister
>itself, because the undercarriage is completely dry, and all the
>metal lines and fittings are dry as a bone+intact(and the lines were
>replaced 4-5 years ago).
>I've relieved the pressure in the tank- but to me, the question is
>"how did the gas get into there?" The canister is supposed to only
>catch vapors. About 2-3 weeks ago, I was on my way to the winter
>driving school and the auto-stop on the pump I was filling up at
>stuck and overflowed(shooting about a half gallon all over the
>ground, luckily none over me). When I asked listers if that could
>cause problems with the vapor recovery system, the answer was "nope".
>The coincidence that I just filled up the car, and then brought it
>into the warm garage(it's usually outside), is too great to ignore;
>something's fishy here. I think my recent problems with stumbling at
>very light throttle might also be related, since it started recently.
>Then of course there's the "how do I get into there" and "what the
>hell is leaking" questions.
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