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BrilliantRot325is



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: New to the Forum with a small question Reply with quote

So I'm new to the Forum, kinda. Used to be a member many years ago when I had a 92 Sedan. I bought a Red 93 325is a few weeks ago. Didn't pay much for it as it had some problems I have been fixing since i brought it home. The latest problem is that I smell gas coming from somewhere just behind the driver side wheel. Any advice on what it could be would be appreciated. Thanks.
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idanity



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuel hose...
if you don't notice a drop in power, it may be a return hose (or clamp)

its almost 20 years old, and likely the fuel hoses are original, check for cracking, as you don't want a fuel leak on a long drive in the summer.

if you see one crack, replace them...i don't think they're very long, but they are special...and need to handle up to 44psi (check the bentley for your model)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idanity, thanks for the reply and advice. I have to replace the control arms next week so I guess that will be a good time to figure out whats up. Don't worry, wont be driving it until its fixed.
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PJK



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be very careful, gasoline is very dangerous.

The fuel hoses connect to the fuel rail at the rear. They use gearclamps but they are some funky tamper proof things. Use a small Visegrip then pitch them and replace with Ideal gearclamps.

I just did my fuel gauge sendor gaskets before my unfortunate event.

Phil

BrilliantRot325is wrote:
Idanity, thanks for the reply and advice. I have to replace the control arms next week so I guess that will be a good time to figure out whats up. Don't worry, wont be driving it until its fixed.
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PJK



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be very careful, gasoline is very dangerous.

The fuel hoses connect to the fuel rail at the rear. They use gearclamps but they are some funky tamper proof things. Use a small Visegrip then pitch them and replace with Ideal gearclamps.

I just did my fuel gauge sendor gaskets before my unfortunate event.

Phil

BrilliantRot325is wrote:
Idanity, thanks for the reply and advice. I have to replace the control arms next week so I guess that will be a good time to figure out whats up. Don't worry, wont be driving it until its fixed.
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