Hey fellas, I'm in need of some help. My 89 Brougham, 5.0 v8 (Olds 307) is having some issues.
After driving the car for about 10 min & I park the car, come back to it, fire it back up I am smelling gas. I also noticed that as I am driving I smell gas. I have not drove the vehicle since this problem poped up yesterday. I think the gas smell after being driven had been around for a little while, but I only drive the car on week-ends.
Any suggestions on what the issue may be. I have not got a chance to take the air cleaner off & look around, but any specific issues/known problems I should look for?
Agreed with above. Check if it's a gas vapor vent leak or a gas leak. My 307 just started to have the same issue. It ends up my carb is leaking. I'm waiting for a rebuild kit to come in so I can rebuild it.
Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
Re: 89 Brougham gas smell...
Very common to have a small leak where the fuel inlet pipe attaches to the carb. Run your finger under the fitting on the carb, most likely it will be damp with fuel. Requires 2 wrenches to loosen then retighten. When the small inlet fuel filter's been replaced most people use the wrong wrench and leave the larger inlet nut looose or they tear the thin gasket behind the larger nut.