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Old 12-07-2007, 11:48 AM
onnoff7 onnoff7 is offline
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Default heater smells of gas

Its getting pretty cold now so i have the heater on most the time.
When i first get in it reeks of gas but i dont notice if after 5 mins. so i step out n come back in again the smell is still there.
there might be a simple solution. thanks
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:00 PM
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Default RE: heater smells of gas

Maybe a compression leak from the heaed gasket and a heater core leak?
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:59 PM
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Default RE: heater smells of gas

Green is correct if it's coolant you're smelling. However, I had this problem once on another car. It was indeed gas I was smelling. Check for leaks in the fuel lines going into the fuel injectors. That's where my problem was. Nissan replaced mine free of charge due to a recall, but if it's faulty fuel lines, I would suggest calling the corporation and letting them know of the problem. They may replace it for free rather than have you call the feds to report the problem.

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