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Title: Fuel smell
Post by: sierrasunsets27 on June 17, 2011, 11:11:06 AM
Hi Guys & Dolls,
Ok, Everytime I fuel my tanks I find a fuel smell.  I even backed off as with the heat they need room to expand.  No leaks that I can find.  Checked all lines etc.  Any ideas.

Thanks in advance from the newbie,
Ss
Title: Re: Fuel smell
Post by: H20MOFO on June 17, 2011, 11:17:26 AM
You could try a match :bs: JK  Are your tanks fiberglass or stainless/aluminum?
Title: Re: Fuel smell
Post by: David on June 17, 2011, 11:23:12 AM
Do you have vents on the sides of your hull? May just be vapor from the vents? And only noticeable right after filling?
Title: Re: Fuel smell
Post by: sierrasunsets27 on June 22, 2011, 11:35:48 AM
The match idea was close.....LOL :biggrin:  I found it.  I have a seal that needs to be replaced.  It is at the top of the tank.  It was quite the comedy scene.  I was on the phone with the mechanic crawling around the engine, following lines and feeling up my fuel tanks....LOL  I ended up finding it.  In the process discovered a few loose bolts etc.  Thank you all for your help!
Title: Re: Fuel smell
Post by: 78_Tahiti on June 22, 2011, 05:03:17 PM
It was a pleasure! hehe! Glad you found it with the alternative method! That match trick never works as expected!  :redface:
Title: Re: Fuel smell
Post by: wolfie on June 22, 2011, 05:18:59 PM
I get a gaseous smell around my boat as well...Then I found out it was usually when my son had been eating burritos at Gualberto's.