Mechanics

GASOLYN SMELL

1998 Lexus LS 400

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Lexus LS 400 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

My car has bad gasolyn smell this started one week
ago I do not see any gas leak any idea what would
be the problem.

Thanks

Mike
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Masood64
March 28, 2008.



There may be a vapor line leaking or other problem in the evap system. This may set a check engine light but not always. A line that is rotted can allow seapage of fuel to get to the out side of the line and emit this scent.

The engine may also be running too rich and doing this or a seapage of a fuel line. Use your nose and a flashlight to try to narrow it down.