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bmdoubleya
07-14-2004, 01:23 PM
Just took the car out for a hard rip and then it stunk of gas.

I looked everywhere but under the back seat. after I waited 20 or minutes took it for another ride and it's fine no gas smell.

Any ideas??

ChahalzBMR
07-14-2004, 01:27 PM
Wondering if there is a small leak around you rubber gasket for your fuel pump? Is the fuel pump for the e30 under the back seat just like the e36? I had this problem and turned out to be my rubber gasket, a $11 fix.

bmdoubleya
07-14-2004, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by ChahalzBMR
Wondering if there is a small leak around you rubber gasket for your fuel pump? Is the fuel pump for the e30 under the back seat just like the e36? I had this problem and turned out to be my rubber gasket, a $11 fix.

Yes its under the back seat.:eek:

johnoz
07-14-2004, 02:45 PM
you need a new o-ring(gasket). very easy and cheap to fix

BMW_M52_M20
07-14-2004, 05:51 PM
Make sure the seams of your gas tank aren't rusted out. Got that suprise ones day, no dice!
Jay

BMWE30325i
07-14-2004, 07:40 PM
yea, i have the same problem too. looks like ill be heading to the dealer and trying to communicate with those idiots.

T.Dot_E30
07-14-2004, 11:54 PM
Jus the other day, I filled my tank right up....and the next day i smelt gas.......I checked it out and it looked like it was coming from the top.....

So i took off the lower part of the back seat...and opened up the cover.....It was the gasket leaking around the sending unit.

I ordered it at the dealer......picking it up tomar and hopefully putting it on soon

bmdoubleya
07-15-2004, 02:29 AM
I replaced my gas tank about 2 years ago and anything to do with it..

I'm hoping that it was just a freak occurance. But a hose above the gas tank could of came loose that happen to me before.:eek:

Jordan
07-15-2004, 02:36 AM
Damn man, you car has more problems then any e30 ever....

Seriously.. no one posts more about problems with their car then you. Its a every other day thing with your car.

bmdoubleya
07-16-2004, 04:02 AM
Maybe I just give it to many beatings*par-t* ;)

jeremy
07-18-2004, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by bmdoubleya
Just took the car out for a hard rip and then it stunk of gas.


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