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#1 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 01:07 PM
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Lately when I have been driving with my windows down, I've noticed that a strong smell of gasoline. At first I thought it was just the other car next to me but when I drove past by my friend, he noticed that there was also a scent of gas. So it does seem that I might be burning more fuel. I checked my car for any leaks and there was none (although gasoline does evaporate in air). My MPG also hasn't gone down, it's about 18-20city and 25+highway. Any idea what could have cause this or anyways to solve it. Could it be the gremlins....could it????

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is your car chipped??

it could aslo be an exhaust leak!

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you could pull the plugs to find out if your actually running rich. if they are all black and have a strong fuel smell, or even if they are wet, then your running rich.
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I do have a chip and you think that could be the problem? I'll put in my stock one and run it to see if it would resolve it. AS far as exhaust leak, I don't see any. Supid question but when you said 'plugs' you meant spark plugs right?

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