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Smell of fuel

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by Jason Smith, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Jason Smith

    Jason Smith Member

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    hi all. Just had a full tune up and carbies rebuilt. I have noticed when the van is parked up I can smell fuel from the air scoops on the rear of the bus. Nothing major but just thought I would ask if that’s normal?
     
  2. tintop

    tintop Active Member

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    carby engines will always smell of fuel (a bit)...solex carbies will dribble a bit after you switch off. nevertheless, it's worth checking all of the fuel tank venting pipe connections and the fuel filler rubber elbow and hoses.
     
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  3. Jason Smith

    Jason Smith Member

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    No worries. Mechanic said everything has been checked but just wanted to make sure others have the same smell etc. thanks for the reply
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Not normal to have a fuel smell:(. Maybe one of the elbows on the fuel system (outside the carb/tune) your mechanic missed?
    @cbus good at this & @KahunaKombi has the schematic for fuel system;).
    Cheers
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
    Get another opinion
     
  6. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Check all these rubber connections 7423FFAE-5562-413E-90E2-B1346F27CECC.jpeg
     
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  7. grumble

    grumble Active Member

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    The rubber "T" piece No 15A is a common source of the fuel smell and as the tubes are usually secured to the top of the engine bay insulation it is easily missed. If you need one I still have a few new ones.
     
  8. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    24 is the other one that is a known issue. Its is up behind the spare wheel well in the engine bay and is commonly damaged. If you haven't ever replaced it do it as a mater of course. simple piece of fuel hose pushed on.

    Adrian
     

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