1985 Honda CRX - Smelling gas fumes.

Hello everyone,
I own (just bought) a 1985 Honda CRX-Si with 339,700 miles. Lately when I have been driving it, I start to notice a gas smell coming from the
rear (I think, I smelled in the engine and that didn't smell like gas) of the car. I originally thought the car might be leaking, so I left the car in the garage overnight with cardboard underneath it, but came back today and everything was dry.
I also started the car up and let it idle for about 15 minutes in the garage to see if anything would start leaking. The only thing I noticed was some sort of clear liquid coming out of the exhaust pipe. Is that normal?, also what else could be causing this gas fume smell?
Thanks
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The clear liquid is probably water. Condensation forms in the exhaust pipe.
Good things to check include Cap, rotor, wires, plugs. If these have not been done in the last 50000, its time. Also good to check for exhaust leaks, holes in the A pipe etc etc.
Oh yeah, and your PCV valve and tube need to be checked.
If you do all of the above, it would be good to get the timing checked, also when is the last time you changed your timing belt (and water pump)??
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XxLicherxX wrote:

Check the filler neck for the gas tank. Honda's of this vintage had a problem with the filler neck rusting through. I believe that there may have been a recall on this item but you'll have to check to see if it covered your model/year. Also check for leaking fuel lines etc.
Eric
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good point, there is a repair kit available from Honda for this, you may even be able to get it for free if you try real hard. My dealer dug his heels in on it and I paid $40 for it.
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I'm not familiar with the "repair kit" for the filler neck. The best repair is to replace the complete filler neck assembly.
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