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gasoline smell in spare tire well
« on: June 08, 2013, 07:06:57 PM »
 I went to remove my spare last night from the well area in my 78 wagon. I smelled gasoline in there. I dont keep a can in back. Where can it be coming from, a hole in the top of the tank? Hole in the floor back there? Anyone had this before?

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Re: gasoline smell in spare tire well
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 11:59:54 AM »
 I still need to find out whats causing this its more noticable or Im just more aware f it.

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Re: gasoline smell in spare tire well
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 02:16:26 PM »
about all that anyone can tell you to do is to investigate .. you have fuel lines in the area .. you have a vent tube in the area .. you have the filler tube in the area .. and as you say  a possible rust  thru at the top of the tank .. my 80 was rusted at the very top of the hump .. would only leak with a full tank ...

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Re: gasoline smell in spare tire well
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 06:55:35 PM »
Look for any wet spots now & if you can't find any then fill the tank & check again. If it's not wet from gas then you either have a rusty filler tube or the vent hose on top of the tank is the problem. The vent isn't supposed to let gas out but it will vent a lot of fumes especially when it's hot out.
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