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Old 05-25-2018, 06:55 AM
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Hello Good People,

I am hoping someone can help me track down this gas odor concern.
After the starting the car in the morning I soon smell gas only when the windows are rolled down. I will smell gas till I get to my destination which is nearly 15 miles away.

If I return to the car 5 to 6 hours later and drive away there is no gas smell inside or outside while driving.

I have no leaks on the ground. I have no visible leaks under the hood as I have looked and looked.

Today I bought a new gas cap but the result is the same.
The fuel filter was replaced 1yr ago.
The fuel pressure under the hood is reading at 30lbs.

What should I be looking for next?

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Old 05-25-2018, 11:20 AM
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Look for leaks near injectors and fuel rail, and also at the fuel hose connections to the fuel rail.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:21 AM
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I wouldn't rule out the vent hose on the fuel tank since those are prone to cracking. Mine would leak when the tank was full.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:20 PM
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I took another good look under the hood this morning while engine was cold and still no leaking or gas puddle.

I did however look at the rear and sure enough I saw a cracked hose. My filler tank hose has seen better days and needs to be replaced yesterday! Yikes! The vent hose needs replacing too. Though I never saw any gas puddles, these cracks must have been releasing some pressure along the way.

To anyone looking for the parts numbers here they are
Fuel Filler Neck To Tank Hose ESR2834 OEM
Fuel Tank Fill Vent Hose ESR1056 OEM

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