98 civic lx (canadian) 220000kms, 5 speed. I let
the car sit for a 4-5 days, then took it for a
boot on the highway yesterday. Today when I got
in and started driving, I noticed a definite
unburned gas smell. Not so severe that it smells
like its pouring out somewhere, but bad enough to
Any ideas? The car has 3 month old wires, 1.5 year old
plugs, new dist cap and rotor in november. Mileage
has been OK, not stellar, I get 460kms on 35 litres
of gas, so about 12-13 KM/L or 28-32 Miles/US gall.
Located in Canada. Have not run any injector
cleaner for a while.
I did a visual inspection of the fuel system. No
drips visible. Injectors looked OK. I was
reminded that I am due for a fuel filter change,
I have one sitting in my trunk I haven't gotten
around to changing it as yet.
No hard starting, running fantastic, good acceleration
etc etc... Just the odor.