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Old 02-13-2006, 01:26 PM
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Intermittent fuel smell in cabin '86 420sel

I am experiencing an intermittent fuel smell in my cabin, esp. at idle or low speed? Any suggestion on where to start?

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Old 02-13-2006, 02:10 PM
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Possible causes include fuel cap not sealing, leaking EHA, fuel neck leaking, or something in the fuel pump package leaking (hose, connection, etc.)
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:25 PM
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Does it happen most often just after you fill up? If so, the problem is most likely a gas cap not sealing properly. I had those symptoms and a new gas cap fixed the problem.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:30 PM
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I swore I was smelling diesel in my C230!! Turned out it was an exhaust leak at the manifold... Was especially strong in the morning and at stop lights. (duh).

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Old 02-13-2006, 08:43 PM
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For location purposes, the EHA is under the aircleaner, so locating it can be tricky for the first time. If 6 is the middle of the front bumper and you are facing the car, then the EHA is around the 2 o'clock position.
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