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Unread 11-27-2013, 06:30 AM   #1
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1990 YJ smells like Gasoline!!??? HELP

I just picked up a beautiful 1990. It runs amazing and is almost rust free!! however, it smells like Gas?!?! I am not too engine savvy so looking to you all for help.

any ideas??

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Unread 11-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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A little help? Engine? Carb versus fuel injection? If carb - any clue as to OEM or aftermarket and which aftermarket might be on it?
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Unread 11-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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If it smells like raw gas, you've got a leak. Use your nose to find it. Likely locations are:

Lines on top of gas tank
Connections to the fuel filter
Connections to the fuel pump (for carb models)
Connection to the carb/throttle body
Charcoal canister/vapor recovery lines
Also check for the smell of gas in the engine oil, which could mean a bad fuel pump (for carb models)

And last but not least, bad or loose gas cap. That one happened to me. I smelled gas for a couple of days after a fillup. Found that I had not put the gas cap back in place properly. Telltale signs of gas running down.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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If it smells like raw gas, you've got a leak. Use your nose to find it. Likely locations are:

Lines on top of gas tank
Connections to the fuel filter
Connections to the fuel pump (for carb models)
Connection to the carb/throttle body
Charcoal canister/vapor recovery lines
Also check for the smell of gas in the engine oil, which could mean a bad fuel pump (for carb models)

And last but not least, bad or loose gas cap. That one happened to me. I smelled gas for a couple of days after a fillup. Found that I had not put the gas cap back in place properly. Telltale signs of gas running down.
As well as the roll over valve in the rear passenger corner
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Unread 11-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Post some pictures of the jeep and engine bay.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #6
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I had the fuel filter line wiggle almost all the way off on mine. That may not be a bad place to start
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