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Old 04-10-2001, 11:13 AM   #1
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Post gas smell?

I have been searching around the posts to find an answer to my question, but failed to find something exactly similar. So I apologize if this has been answered before.

Occasionally after driving... I will stop the car to park or just stopped... and then I smell a very faint gas smell. I dont see any gas leaking.. and it drives fine. It also doesnt happen all the time.

It defintely smells more like gas than exhaust..

So should I be worried? Is there anything I should be looking for? I am not a "car expert", so you might have to explain this a bit more to me. I will do my best though and am willing to learn new things.

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Old 04-10-2001, 07:44 PM   #2
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SSC MAG Issue 9/00 With a turbo,leaking check valve.On vacuum purge line behind intake manifold,two bucks.Could this be a problem on RS with custom intake/brethers?Cause mine smells like gas too.No I dont have turbo,the valve is a stock part.This woul be a quick and cheep fix.
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Old 04-11-2001, 01:05 AM   #3
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wassup... yeah i get the same kind of problem with my 01RS... I don't really think it is a problem.. more like new parts of your car "breaking in". Like rubber hoses, brakes, exhaust system among other things feelin the heat and getting the wear and tear of driving. I don't think you should be really worried unless you start seeing smoke or the fumes become unbearable. I'm not a mechanic or specialist or anything like that, so if you are really worried you can talk to you dealership service people. Good luck and nice car!
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Old 04-11-2001, 10:07 AM   #4
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I have had the same problem, and its not my headers or exhaust, i cheched all of the seals with my hand there were no exhaust leaks. Its very occasional, so Im not worried.
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Old 04-11-2001, 11:53 AM   #5
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Hmm.. thanks for the replies. I feel a bit less worried.. which is always good
I would not want anything bad to happen to my Roo.

I am still a bit puzzled...

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