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    I smell gas!

    For the past 2 weeks my car has a strong odor of gasoline. I know for fact I am not leaking, but when I did my rear shocks, I noticed a rubber line coming form the top of the tank that wasnt attached to anything. I dont think it should be disconected like that. Any ideas or anything else to check?

    2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
    My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

    #2
    Ive been smelling gas in my car forever. Figured it was injector o rings. It wasnt. Dont know what it is to this day.
    1989 Grand Marquis LS
    flat black, 650 double pumper, random cam, hei, stealth intake, Police front springs, Wagon rear, Police rear bar, wagon front ,exploder wheels, 205/60-15 fronts 275/60-15 rears, 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" offroad x pipe, Eclipse front bucket seats, Custom floor shifter, 4.10 gears, aluminum driveshaft and daily driven. 16.77@83mph

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      #3
      Its more in the back than the front. I have CFI too, so no injector O rings.

      2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
      My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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        #4
        Fuel Line leaking?
        1989 LTD Crown Victoria LX.
        -3.73s' w/ Track Loc - KYB GR-2 Shocks All Around - TRW HD Cargo Coils Rear - Moog Front Coils - 1 Inch Rear Sway Bar - 4.6 Lower Air Box- Stock Headers - Off Road H Pipe - Turbo Mufflers.

        4 Door Muscle
        Supermotors

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          #5
          Most likely the vapor return line... I think that runs on the driver side frame rail and back to the tank. take a flash light and see if you can see where the line might attach.
          it might also be a vent. you can cap it some how or run a hose so it will vent some where outside the car, with out getting water/debris in it.
          2003 Town Car Signature - 3.27 RAR, Dual exhaust and J-mod - SOLD 9/2011
          89 Crown Victoria LX HPP -- SOLD 9/2010
          88 Grand Marquis LS - The Original -- Totaled 5/2006


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            #6
            I have no leaks, but I will check it again. The smell isnt inside, it is very strong outside. It never did this before now it does.

            2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
            My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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              #7
              Could be either the vent line cracked as 88grandmarq metioned, or one of the fuel lines rotting away leaking a bit. And there is the possibility of injector O rings leaking. I think CFI cars still have injector O rings, but if they leak it will just drip down the throttle bore, so not a big deal really. Just runs a little rich.
              86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
              5.0 HO, CompCams XE258,Scorpion 1.72 roller rockers, 3.55 K code rear, tow package, BHPerformance ported E7 heads, Tmoss Explorer intake, 65mm throttle body, Hedman 1 5/8" headers, 2.5" dual exhaust, ASP underdrive pulley

              91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC grandpa spec white and cranberry

              1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

              Originally posted by phayzer5
              I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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                #8
                I'll check everything and get a pic of the line I'm talking about.

                2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
                My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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                  #9
                  Looks like it's time to convert to carb!
                  1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
                  Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Grand_Marquis_GT
                    Looks like it's time to convert to carb!

                    LOL. Won't make a damn bit of difference if it's a vent line or fuel line.
                    Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

                    Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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                      #11
                      Well, you gotta drop the gas tank to plumb the tank for a carb anyways!
                      1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
                      Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!

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                        #12
                        I have a leak somewhere, I saw gas in the snow. Going to try to fix it tonight.

                        2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
                        My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Grand_Marquis_GT
                          Looks like it's time to convert to carb!
                          Well shit man, I might be coverting sooner than I thought. I found out today my gas tank is the leak that I saw in the snow. So I'm gonna rip the one out of my parts vic. Which means depending on how cheap I can get the parts to do it, I might convert it over my christmas break since I'll already have the tank down to switch the pick up. It all depends on the price of parts.

                          2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
                          My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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                            #14
                            Well, you'll need a complete ignition system...

                            Duraspark dist and stuff...
                            1983 Grand Marquis 2Dr Sedan "Mercules"
                            Tremec TKO conversion, hydraulic clutch, HURST equipped!

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                              #15
                              Ebay has a ton of cheap parts that will work. I'm considering a cast iron manifold for now. There is one that has been ported and still looks OK. I found a bunch of stuff for distributors, including an entire 78 LTD igniton. I also found a new fuel pump and timing cover for cheap too. I might just do this after all. I am also considering a summit camshaft for it too temporarily till I rebuild the roller block.

                              2009 Ford F-350 6.4 powerstroke diesel. 1977 Ford F-150 built 300 six, 5 speed trans. 1976 MG MGB roadster, 359w, t5 5 speed. 1996 Kawasaki ninja ZX6R.
                              My rod is glowing, my bead is clean, my middle name is acetylene

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