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why do I smell fuel?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MilpitasK5, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I just changed my fuel filter and sprayed my carb a little with carb cleaner. Now, it feels like it runs better but smell fuel. Even in the cab. I checked to see if fuel filter house was loose but that's not it. What else to check? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    86' K5
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  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Make sure the fuel line is not leaking at the fuel filter fitting. Since the smell is new the leak almost certainly has to be related to the recent work.

    Good luck and find it SOON. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  3. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    okay, thanks!
     
  4. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    did you get gas all over you? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. MilpitasK5

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    not at all... I changed the filter that was on the carb so it didn't get all over the place! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  6. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    wash your hands...LOL, seriously though, gas fumes linger pretty well so thats probably it..leave the windows cracked overnight and see if its gone in the AM..
     
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    well mine smells like propane somtimes, /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif which really makes me think hmmmm
     
  8. k20

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    maybe when you sprayed w/ carb cleaner you blew apart the gasket between the manifold and the carb? Maybe some crud u blasted away was the gasket.
     

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