petrol smell

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by dominic, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. dominic

    dominic

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    Hi, Hope someone can help.
    Sometimes there is a very strong smell of petrol fumes ( Gasoline ) especially towards the rear of the cabin in my 1998 LC.
    Toyota have not been able to find the cause.
    There are no leaks at all.
    I have noticed that the emptier the tank becomes the greater the smell.
    Also, if I do a lot of cornering it becomes very strong.
    Thanks,
    Dominic.
     
  2. SWUtah

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    Replace your charcoal canister, located at the rear of your LC.
     
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    Will the charcoal canister be covered under the federal emissions warranty?
     
  4. SINCITY100

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    What is the approx. OUTSIDE air temperature when this odor is present, or does it vary ?
     
  5. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    does your tank make the croaking sound?
     
  6. dominic

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    Thanks All, for your replies. I'm going to try the Charcoal canister remedy. It happens in summer and winter so I don't think that it is a temperature problem.
    SWUtah, could you explain where, in the rear of the LC, it is?
    Thanks.
     
  7. dominic

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    Charcoal canister totally cured it! Thanks guys.
     
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    Was it covered under the emissions warranty?
     
  9. dominic

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    No, ( I am in Uk ) It cost £195 ( $340 )
     
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