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I'm getting gas fumes in the garage, but nothing on the floor.  I've made sure that the cap was turned tight or it had ratched tight..  Is it possible that the charcoal canister is bad?  I might add the fumes are easily detected, but not overwhelming...

 

Thanks,

 

Mitch

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Hi Mitch.  Check out some of the posts re the vent valve on the fill tank.  I wonder if fumes could escape if it's somehow stuck open.  I think the usual issue there is if that valve doesn't open to allow the tank to be filled.  But it's a thought.

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Thanks Jon...  First off I can see you're a man of many interests and good taste, whether marriages qualify I don't know, ask me how I know.  If I remember you get to the valve by removing the trunk upholstery on the passenger side?

 

I hit the search button for fumes, without any success, I'll follow up as you suggest...

 

Mitch

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Yes, I recall you go into through the right side of the front end, right at the fill tube.  good time to fix that little plastic emergency opening pull as well.

My issue was a wire chewed up by a mouse that had built a nest right on top of the fuel tank.  Had to take out battery, and everything around it to get to the spot.  Decided to go from top down.  Took 2 min to fix the wire. Problem solved.  Valve opened.  Took $750 in labor to get to it.  Really.  The thread is out there on the forum somewhere.

Good luck on this.  Not sure where else the gas fumes could be coming from if not from the filler pipe area somewhere.

Ugh, use a flashlight, ok?  No matches.  😉 Cheers.  Be well, j

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In my case, the gas smell came from a hair line crack on top of the nylon fuel level sender unit.
Its easy to check. The top of the sender is exposed when you remove the access panel located under the battery.

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356, Good suggestion, that might be a good place to start... It's not under the plastic dome in front of the battery?  I don't know if my wide body trunk layout is the same?  I had a '53' BeeHive coupe, 'Yr.? Cab,  '58' 4 cam speedster, '64' SC.  If we had some of these older cars back we would be sitting a little higher on our wallets.

 

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Totally agree.  

Had a fuel gauge sender issue in my '79SC.  So... get new sender from Sunset, open hood, pull back carpet and thin cover piece, and there's the fuel tank.  Out with the old sender, in with the new sender, and all done in about 10 minutes.  Back in the day.....

That's a great photo of a good looking 996.  2003?  Headlamps are end of 996-model style.

Cheers...

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Might be an easy place to start, although I replaced it about 4 years ago.  I'll give a close inspection and go from there.

I replaced the bumper cover with a modified 997 GT2 bumper cover.  It was an aftermarket fiberglass piece.  It was so far off from fitting, not even close.

I already had the wrong one sold to me sold to me by another dealer so I was a concern buyer, the guy swore it would fit.  I probably have over 40 hours in fiberglass work to get it this close.

The big advantage is for the 3rd water radiator to have good flow through air...

 

Plus, I like the LED DTR lights....   Also, I have 3 front directional lights, 1 in the headlight unit, the LED DTR light has an amber turn signal light and we wired

up the fender side marker light to also be a directional light.

 

Thanks all for your help...

 

Mitch

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I love the looks and hips on the wide body...  I had a '84' Turbo Look, with original paint to sample, but got tired of the whales tail.  I think the 996 

is a great design and will hold it's looks for a long time.  After all the test of good design is how will it age and look 10-20 years out.  I think the 996 will do well,

it checks all the boxes for me.

 

I see you're from CA, where is Mendonesia California...  LOL

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Up on North Coast.  Mendonesia is a locals name from about 40 or so years ago.

We have family out in Pecos and Terrell Counties, TX.  Have you ever been to Sanderson?  Dryden?

 Sorry, I tried to post a pic of C4$ but it didn't open.

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