Amazing. You obviously have a fuel leak because you can smell it, the Engine Computer detected that the leak detection pump can't build pressure in the fuel vapor recovery system because there's a leak, and the mechanic says they're not related. So a leak is not related to a leak. Hmmm.
On a vehicle this new rotted hoses and rusted clamps shouldn't be a problem yet but a clamp can work loose or a hose can become disconnected. If the source of the leak can't be found visually, white non-toxic smoke can be injected at 2 psi from a "smoke machine", then you watch for where it sneaks out. Many evaporative emissions system leaks are next to impossible to locate without a smoke machine.
Keep in mind too that you're smelling the vapor. That does not require there be a leak that leaves a wet spot anywhere.
Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 4:18 PM