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    Lighting Specialist jaudette3's Avatar
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    Gas Smell

    Greetings....

    My '73 911S has 70K original miles on it and drives like a new car. There is one flaw, however. It has a slight gas smell at times when driving. When I stop I check under the front hood, under the gas cap, under the engine lid -- and can't detect any gas smell at all. It only seems to happen when I'm underway and it vanishes when I stop.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    John Audette
    www.audettecollection.com

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    John,
    Please see this thread:

    http://d240157.u39.zeonhost.com/foru...under+the+dash

    Hope this helps,
    Chuck Miller
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    And if it's only a loose hose end? Consider dunking the end of the hose in a cup of nearly boiling water before replacing it. Makes it soft, easy to shove over the fittings. EDIT: Ah, KRAP! I just visited your "collection" website. If I'd known you were in it for the money? I may not have been so forthcoming.
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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    Gas Smell

    Hi....

    I'm not "in it for the money" (not there is anything wrong with that, but that's a thread for another discussion list). I retired in 2000 and this is simply a self-supporting hobby -- the best kind of hobby!

    Cheers,
    John Audette
    Bend, Oregon

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    John, I apologize...my wheaties must have been soggy yesterday...or somethin'.
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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