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Re: [T3] Fuel coming from somewhere.

Ed wrote:
>Hey yall, just caught a ride home from work.  Why?  Cause I went out to
>my car during a break, and found a big puddle and a drip of gas coming
>from my car!  It seemed to be located near the rear, and I noticed that
>the fuel filter and the hoses near the filter were wet with gas. 

This can be 2 things, a hose that has come loose, or a hose that has split.

>Had a mech buddy come outside to take a look, and he smelled the
>dipstick, as well as tried to set it on fire, (the dipstick, that is.
>Far from the vehicle) and he was pretty convinced that there was no "gas
>in the case". 

This is a good thing. You're going to have to do some more investigating 
though, as you need to find the leak.

>I'm still not sure what any of this means, but I would like to know if
>you have any ideas on the best and worst case scenarios!

The best case scenario is you find the leak and fix it for next to nothing. 
Worse case, it drips gas on the hot exhaust and causes a fire while trying to 
drive it home.

>I'm off to go thumb through my Bentley, and my Muir book to see if I can
>find anything!  Thanks in advance for your input. 
Don't know how much help they will be in this case, as the car probably has a 
bad hose that needs to be replaced. Most fuel hoses should be replaced every 
couple of years as they like to get stiff and split. You really need to find 
out where the leak is though, and then fix it. You didn't mention what year car 
you have or if you have carbs or FI, so we can't tell you what size hose you 
need, or how much. I hope this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
       71 Square, Now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen 

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