Why am I smelling unburned gasoline?

Tiny
KYLESCAFFIDI
  • 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?

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Saturday, October 13th, 2012 AT 11:45 PM

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Tiny
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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.

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Saturday, October 13th, 2012 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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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?

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 12:06 AM
Tiny
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Sure, there are hoses at the tank and at the fuel rail.

How did you stop the leak at the injectors?

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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Well whoever changed the hoses last didn't tighten down the injector into the gas tank. I simply tightened it with a wrench Haha.

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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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?

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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM

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