RX-8 Tech Support — Fuel Smell

Gas Smells and Fuel Leaks...

Posted by Matthew Schroeder on

The RX-8 is know for fuel leaks. Fortunately, it is almost always has to do with the fuel pump. Unfortunately, when the leak is from the top cover for the fuel pump it comes as an entire fuel pump assembly. You need to determine if the pump cover is leaking around the large seal that holds it to the tank, or if the pump-outlet-tube is cracked. With the left rear seat base, and the metal inspection cover removed, you will likely see and smell gas. If it is a cracked outlet tube, there will be a hairline crack down it's...

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