Jump to content


Raw Gas Smell


Recommended Posts

Hey folks,

I finally talked my neighboor into buying his first 240z. He just called me to come check on a strong gas smell in his garage and as I entered you could smell gas, almost like someone poured some on the garage floor. After we inspected the car the smell is coming from the engine compartment somewhere, we both are by no means mechanics and I suggested he take the car in on Monday. But I did notice some small drops on the floor, and was thinking could this be something as simple as a fuel line, etc.

Where could two "Novice" mechanics start troubleshooting this smell? Is there a recommended guide to follow? Any help would be appreaciated. His car is 73 model.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

First of all, congratulations on spreading Z word!

Now, down to business-

If I were in the garage with you, I would start by looking at the fuel line connnections (always start with the easiest thing). How old are the fuel lines? perhaps one has cracked (or ruptured).

I know nothing of carbs, so I'll not even hazard a guess, but I do remember a thread about a raw gas smell coming from the mechanical fuel pump w/faulty linkage, or some such.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.