Region: NWR / Oregon
Car #: 88
Year : 95 Posts: 2000
Look carfully at the injectors where they connect to the fuel rail. I've had those little o-rings leak when nicked ever so slightly on install. It can be very difficult to see the leak. The fuel likes to dribble down into places you can't get your head.
-------------------- Keith Novak (Will work for tires)
The charcoal canister might very well be the culprit.
For one thing it dosen't smell quite like raw fuel-so the cannister might be trying to do it's job. Also when I removed the rear bulkhead cover to check the top of the fuel tank I got a big wiff.
Is this a common problem?
A friend with a garage has a device to "smoke" the fuel system.You hook the device up to the fuel filler and pump smoke into it and look for leaks. I imagine the charcoal cannister must let out at least a little smoke as part of thier function?????????? Thanks, Shoedog
Car #: 91
Year : 1991 Posts: 2171
quote:Originally posted by davew: You have probably filled the charcoal canister with fuel either at the under hood canister or at the canister near the fuel filter.
There are 2 small hoses that go from the fuel tank to the fuel filler neck. Loop one from the tank, back to the other tank nipple. Loop the filler neck hose the same way.
Looping the hoses will stop this from happening again. But, it will take a little running to purge the fuel from the canisters
This is legal per SMAC decision a couple months ago
Nothing in the GCR permits this.
-------------------- Do I turn my 99 Hard S into a killerfast SM or seek a donor?
Loose Member '09 & '10 Great Lakes Regional Points Champion
Region: Cincinnati Great Lakes
Car #: 60
Year : 1990 Posts: 1487
quote:Originally posted by SHOEDOG: Will cutting out the rollover valve and the fuel tank pressure sender cause any problems????????? Thanks Shoedog
The answer is no, but I wouldn't recommend it given the fair chances of ending up on your lid some day. I've seen three SM's in the "turtle" position this season alone. Cutting out the flap okay .... cutting out the roll over ball not. Rick
-------------------- Fortune Cookie Racing SM 60 Directions for use: Race, Rumple, Repair ... Repeat!