fumes

Asked by Mar 31, 2015 at 12:33 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1989 corvette after the runs for a while and I park it I smell gas for about a half hour then the smell goes away any suggestions

3 Answers

8,045

get the exast system checked

I can't say for sure of my guess is that you're talking about the smell of gasoline and not exhaust. If that is the case perhaps the fuel line is the issue. The rubber fuel line, is degrading over time causing slow leak in the rubber portion of the fuel line between the fuel pump and the metal fuel line attached to the frame of the car. I had a problem with my1979 vette. I replaced the rubber portions of the fuel line ..... the gas smell went away

15,335

If you can, after parking the Corvette, use a tissue and start wiping the fuel lines. If there is fuel leaking, the tissue will absorb it. That should help locate the area of the leak. You may need to go all the way back to the gas tank. Check really good around the fuel filters. That, along with the exchange between the metal fuel lines to rubber are the areas most often leaking due to lose connections or the gaskets/rubber needing to be replaced. Be careful of hot areas in the engine bay. Also if you have a strong light, use it to aid in giving an eyeball exam. Follow you nose also.

Your Answer

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 20,725 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $2,990.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,410
  • #2
    Vincent Parker
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
419 Great Deals out of 30,788 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
731 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Porsche 911
137 Great Deals out of 4,956 listings starting at $10,988
Used Ford F-150
2,318 Great Deals out of 183,061 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW M3
48 Great Deals out of 1,780 listings starting at $5,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,161 Great Deals out of 33,172 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
315 Great Deals out of 16,229 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 7,367 listings starting at $44,990
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 1,230 listings starting at $42,999
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 724 listings starting at $39,900
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 831 listings starting at $35,998
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 350 listings starting at $24,790

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.