Mechanics

WHY AM I SMELLING UNBURNED GASOLINE?

1981 Porsche 924 • 150,000 miles

Smell is worst when filling up, fuel injectors are running fine, gasoline sludge built up around the injector that is inside the gas tank and I believe it drips from this connection. I've tightened it, but I'm still getting a smell. Is there a common quick fix? Do I need to replace all the fuel related hoses just to be safe?
Avatar
Kylescaffidi
October 13, 2012.




Before doing anything, find out where the leak is at. Then you can determine what needs to be done. Do it asap to prevent a fire.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Oct 13, 2012.
I believe I've stopped the leak from the injector, but are there any vent hoses or fuel hoses that could be causing the smell?


Tiny
Kylescaffidi
Oct 14, 2012.
Sure, there are hoses at the tank and at the fuel rail.

How did you stop the leak at the injectors?

Roy
AD


ASEMaster6371
Oct 14, 2012.
Well whoever changed the hoses last didn't tighten down the injector into the gas tank. I simply tightened it with a wrench Haha.


Tiny
Kylescaffidi
Oct 14, 2012.
This is a shot of the injector, I need to tighten it further, but I can't do that because of the hose is full of gasoline. Is the a drain plug somewhere that I can empty the tank?


Tiny
Kylescaffidi
Oct 14, 2012.

AD