Petrol Smell

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  1. 95MUZY

    95MUZY New Member

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    Hi

    I have a nice 95 GT convertable and love to have the top down when out and about in the sunshine but I do have a little problem when in city traffic where I get a petrol smell drifting thru the car when sitting at lights or intersections, I always blamed other cars but in reality it is my stang that is suffering this. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Downshift Well-Known Member

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    You could be running rich. Sometimes when im at a light I will get that smell but I have an off road x pipe so I dont have any cats to stop the smell.
     
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    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    Pulled you inner fender liner out on the passenger side and take a peak at all the lines and solenoids in there. Thats where your evap canister is. If the lines are rotten, they can leak fumes right into the car. See it happen a few times. Also while you're in there, you can take off the big 20lb weight in there for chassis dynamics.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, will check it out

    Cheers

    Dave
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the ointers, have got to the evap canister under the fender and found that the hoses had not been fitted back to it, i guess after the RHD conversion, it certainly was causing the gas smell and now its all back in place the engine runs a whole lot better to. :D

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  6. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    anytime.
     
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    you said to take off the 20lb weight on there for chassis dynamics.... what are you talking about. i am confussed!
     
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    Hi
    The suggestion is that on the passenger side front is attached a weight, going from the inner gaurd to the front bumper support it weighs 25 lb, I have removed it (just 2 nuts) and have found no difference to the way the car feels or behaves. If you have trouble locating it let me know and I will add some photo's. I am still wondering why they put it there!!!
     
  9. chrajohns0

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    muzy.... add some pics for me if you would. i havent looked for it yet. being thanksgiving and all..... thanks!
     
  10. scarface

    scarface Guest

    I wouldnt mind see a pic of the weight. Im curious why they would put it there?
     
  11. 95MUZY

    95MUZY New Member

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    Photos of weight

    SORRY UPGRADING FORUMS, ATTACHMENT WAS ERASED, YOU NEED TO REUPLOAD!
     
  12. scarface

    scarface Guest

    HUH ??? thats weird. I def. dont have that on my car ?
     
  13. chrajohns0

    chrajohns0 New Member

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    is this on conv only? cause i dont thing that its on mine, a coupe.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's on conv only :boink:
     
  15. ryclef331

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    verts only!