Gas smell


Old 01-09-02, 01:34 AM
David Fout
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Angry Gas smell

Have a 1982 Pontiac J-2000 that I'm fixing up. Have a strong gas smell, found a colasped vaccum line on canister and replaced. Have replaced gasket under the carb that was bad and causing the engine to stall. Cleaned all around carb and no sign of leaking from fuel lines or carb. Any suggestions would be of great help. Thanks
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Old 01-09-02, 02:47 AM
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Leaking or rotted return/supply lines. Loose fitting at the carburetor. Bad fuel pump. Bad carburetor in need of a rebuild (likely) , etc, etc.

I assume this is the 1.8 liter carbureted vin code G (check the 8th digit of your vin) and not the fuel injected 1.8 vin code "0" OHC engine, which is TBI injected.

Neither one is a winner. These were very crude and rough cars, especially in the early years. The varajet carburetors were pesky, annoying and rough .

Don't spend much time or money fixing it up. It will soak you for good money. Do the basics and keep it going if you have to.

My .02

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