RAW FUEL SMELL INSIDE OF CAR

  • Tiny
  • 2345green
  • 2004 Oldsmobile Alero
  • 75,000 miles

I just took my car to the chev dealer to have it inspected for any kind of gas leak. It is not an exhaust smell but a fuel smell. It seemd to only do it when I remote start my car first thing in the morning when the temperature is about -8 (celsius)& I have the heat on high. The smell is so strong that I have to open my windows to breathe. Usually by the time I drive about 5-10 minutes or so the smell goes away & does not come back until the initial start the next morning. The dealership found nothing wrong with my car at all & cannot seem to be able to smell the fuel as the temperature wasn't quite cold enough that morning. Very frustrating! Any ideas?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 2:25 AM

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  • saturntech9
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  • 28,774 posts

If your looking for a fuel leak put some fuel leak dye in the tank. Then you can look for the leak with a dye light.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 2:31 AM
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  • rasmataz
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You can try an emission testing station and have them sniff it out where exactly is it leaking at, might have to leave it overnite to be checked out-

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 AT 2:34 AM

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