My '93 was running very poorly. I took it to my service guy who
diagnosed a clogged fuel injector. He cleaned it, and the car ran well
again for one day. I took it back in, and he saw that there was crud on
the intake for the injector. He then saw that the fuel line was filled
with a hard material like sand. He removed the fuel rail, and cleaned it
out. He also replaced the one injector. That took care of all the
performance problem, and the car is running better than ever.
Since returning home, I have been getting a strong gasoline aroma in the
garage, and now when driving. To be honest, the smell was there in the
garage for a while, whenever I brought the car home from driving it.
He has now decided that the fuel rail has become porous, and that is
causing the smell. I'm guessing that the crud hew removed was actually
the rail material that became loose inside. I'm waiting for a
replacement fuel rail, but it is stuck in a storm in Tennessee.
Has anyone run into this before? I've never heard of a problem like
this. I'm wondering if I should replace the rail on the other side of
the engine. Any comments or suggestions?