RE: [DML] Re: Bad Gas smell after every fill up
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RE: [DML] Re: Bad Gas smell after every fill up



Ive had this problem recently and opened up the pump area and boot cover to
find my pump boot filled with gas up to 3/4 the height of the fuel pump.
All of my setup was new and all fittings tight so I have since removed
everything, cleaned it all and fitted all new parts and also put a clip
around the fuel return line where it goes through the boot as I felt that
was the only place gas could be getting in.  I had to file one side of the
clip down to get it to stay in place.  
 
I also noticed that the cooling fans had been running the day I had the
problem with the gas pump and upon opening the access hatch I was frightened
by the amount of heat generated and ducted up around that area.  The entire
fuel tank was quite hot and caused me some concern.  The entire fuel pump
arrangement had actually managed to pop of the tank due to the heat.
 
I fitted one of John Hervey's air dams and it does make a heck of a
difference.  The only issue I had with it was the actual fitting and the
fact that I had misplaced the original clips.  What I ended up doing was
drilling a couple of holes (very small) along the bottom of the air dam and
pushed through some cable ties which I then fastened around the frame
(thanks for the idea Thomas).
 
If you don't see the value of the air dam, next time your fans have been
running on and off after a drive, open up the fuel pump access area and
check out the heat around your fuel pump, tank and fittings.  Its scary!
 
Paul J
Belfast
#2493
 
 


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