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post #1 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Engine leaking gasoline quickly.4.2L

My 88 yj has been fine for the last few months, but recently there has been a strong smell of gasoline after I drive it. Today i finally popped the hood with the engine running to see gasoline flowing freely from undernead the air filter assembly and intake (I think, Im 16 so bear with me)

i have a picture and the pink circle represents where underneath the black intake thing it seems to be originating. The green is where it leaks too.


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post #2 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 02:23 PM
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That's right where the lines exit the fuel filter so I would start there. are you sure it's coming from the intake?

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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It appears to come from some tube or rod under and between those two silver caps
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 08:08 PM
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Take the air cleaner off and take a look. It could be as simple as a cracked fuel hose between the filter and carb inlet. DON"T run it with that fuel leak. The exhaust manifold is directly below that leak and you could have a fire.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 08:21 PM
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look like your return line is crack
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 08:35 PM
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Take off the air cleaner and see exactly where it is leaking from, provide updated photo if possible. Make sure you have a fire extinquisher close, if it is running down the air cleaner, then you remove it, it just might leak on top of the exhaust and could get scary, just dont let it keep running for long. Fuel leaks are serious and could become a huge problem fast, figure it out before you drive it anymore.
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Probably isn't good I just checked this out. Ill open er up tomorrow
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-17-2010, 09:37 PM
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Most likely the lines rotted away. Had a mess with it on mine a few weeks ago.
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-20-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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figured it out.just readjusted the hose and tightened the tie
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-20-2010, 07:42 PM
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Tie? I hope you're not using a zip tie. It's great for an emergency fix but you really need to have a hose clamp on there.

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