Hi - my venture has 91,000 miles on it - now that it is warmer outside
and we can drive with the window down a strong gas smell comes into
the car - it doesn't happen when we have the windows up and the air
In general terms is an increasingly stronger gas smell caused by the
O2 sensor going? - the van is running fine otherwise - there is no
change in gas mileage or performance
Raw gas smell is just that, a leak of fuel or fumes from the evap system,
the tank, fuel filter, an injector or lines, you need to have a qualified
tech check the fuel and evap system thoroughly. It only takes a very slight
leak to generate the odor.
Unfortunately I had a similar problem 2 weeks ago with my Montana van, it
was the fuel line leak and they had to get the parts from US to Canada and
cost me a few hundreds to get it fixed.
Good luck with yours,
Well put, John.
I'd add that if you smell gas but can't find it leaking then the leak is
likely up near the top of the tank where fumes are abundant. Bend and
squeeze all the hoses in that area and one will likely crack in your
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