Fordmods Logo

EF and EL wagon - fuel smell when hot. 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EF and EL wagon - fuel smell when hot.
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 762

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: XB 351 V8 & BA GT

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Gday , my father in law and his dad both have an EF and EL wagon. They have both reported a fuel smell in the car on hot days. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know what might cause this.
Cheers

 

_________________

XB 351 and BA GT

FordMods No: 288

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Fuel Smell
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 652

Joined: 31st Aug 2007

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: 08 BF Ghia

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Have smelt it before when lower rear seat was removed. I would say just a little vapour from lines that manages to enter cabin. Check rubber seals underneath vehicle. Also fuel tank is in wagon part where spare tyre is so its possible when heated to get a slight smell if open. Check hoses for deterioration. If smell is slight just open windows.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:43 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 70

Posts: 657

Joined: 24th Sep 2007

Gallery: 10 images

Location: Central Coast
NSW, Australia

I'm not sure if it's the same on the EF-EL but on the EB2 the fuel filter sits just under the sill at the LHR passenger door. Last year I had fuel smells in the cabin and it was the filter's rubber hose joiners leaking. Replaced them [and the filter] no more problems.
Cheers,
Paul

 

_________________

What goes around, comes around.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:36 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 762

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: XB 351 V8 & BA GT

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Thanks guys, I'll pass that info on :)

 

_________________

XB 351 and BA GT

FordMods No: 288

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:26 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 105

Joined: 24th Jan 2007

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: EL Wagon, Honda CBR600, The Wife

Location: Chelsea
VIC, Australia

Had same problem with mine, replaced petrol filler cap, problem solved, just uesd aftermarket newy, from what i was told same cap for e series & commodores of same era.

 

_________________

"In my opinion, my opinion is better than yours"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2450

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: NL V8 Fairlane

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

There are actually a few things that can cause fuel smell. For me, it was the carbon canister solenoid. I found it put in by factory the wrong way around. It sits under the front left wheel arch. On the solenoid, you'll find it has an arrow and says "carb". Make sure that arrow points towards the carbon canister.

 

_________________

There are 10 types of people in this world.
Those who know binary and those who don't.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:25 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 906

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EB2

Location: s.e suburbs
VIC, Australia

yeh mine solinoid was the same was installed backwards the smells better but still there maybe canister is getting old
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names