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Mazior R.

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So I now actually noticed after a while that I smell raw gas outside the car and I can hear the fuel pump also. NOTHING LEAKING SO DONT JUMP ON ME. But does anyone know what that could be?
 
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If you smell fuel anytime other then filling the fuel tank with fuel, you have a LEAK, somwhere.
Places you can check are:
1) fuel cap
2)fuel filter/fuel lines and connections
3) evap. canister
4)fuel rail shrader valve
5) inector o-rings
 
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Mazior R.

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If you smell fuel anytime other then filling the fuel tank with fuel, you have a LEAK, somwhere.
Places you can check are:
1) fuel cap
2)fuel filter/fuel lines and connections
3) evap. canister
4)fuel rail shrader valve
5) inector o-rings

Thank you, will look into it.
 
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Thank you, will look into it.
I know it's a bit of a pain to get to it, but if you can't find a leak elsewhere don't forget to check the pump assembly mounted into the top of the fuel tank.
That has a big seal and if someone replaced the fuel pump it might be an issue.
Hearing the fuel pump from outside the car is not all that unusual, especially if it's a cheap after market pump. But a bad old and reused seal that hasn't been replaced along with the fuel pump - or in the worst case even a missing seal - could potentially also be a reason for the noise of the pump being louder and more noticeable.
 
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Mazior R.

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I know it's a bit of a pain to get to it, but if you can't find a leak elsewhere don't forget to check the pump assembly mounted into the top of the fuel tank.
That has a big seal and if someone replaced the fuel pump it might be an issue.
Hearing the fuel pump from outside the car is not all that unusual, especially if it's a cheap after market pump. But a bad old and reused seal that hasn't been replaced along with the fuel pump - or in the worst case even a missing seal - could potentially also be a reason for the noise of the pump being louder and more noticeable.[/QUOTE]
Thanks
 
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