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Fuel Smell-Engine Bay #4117603 06/07/16 10:08 AM
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I had a mechanic install a fuel regulator inside my engine compartment. He forgot to plug the one side and fuel leaked out for a few days onto the lower areas, manifold etc.
I plugged the leak but the smell is still beyond strong inside the garage.

What could I spray onto the area to remove the smell? I do not want to spray anything in that area.
Thanks
George

Re: Fuel Smell-Engine Bay [Re: GGorman04] #4117604 06/07/16 10:11 AM
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Just park it outside with the hood open.


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Re: Fuel Smell-Engine Bay [Re: GGorman04] #4117610 06/07/16 10:20 AM
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Are you sure the leak is fixed? Gasoline evaporates very quickly, the smell should be gone in a few days at most.


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Re: Fuel Smell-Engine Bay [Re: GGorman04] #4117666 06/07/16 11:28 AM
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When I check the car outside with the hood open there is no smell.
Once in the garage the smell is very strong.
Where the leak was coming from is completely dry

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gas evaporates fast If it still smells overpowering after a day..
and there isnt a puddle somewhere from previous leak .. its still leaking.


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Re: Fuel Smell-Engine Bay [Re: GGorman04] #4117727 06/07/16 12:42 PM
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Buy a big fire extinguisher. A really big one.

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I have never had this problem before. If parked outside the garage, there is no smell. Once inside and closed, it becomes overwhelming.

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Get under the car with it running


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