I've been on vacation and just read the series on the fuel smell.
My Tiger has a small hose running from the fuel pump diaphragm area into the
trunk. The idea being if the diaphragm failed, the trunk would fill with
and not the muffler.
Steve, does your pump have the tube? If so, did the leak overwhelm it?
SJC Worldwide wrote:
> Jeff Howarth wrote:
> > Hi Steve,
> > do you have the standard fuel pump fitted ?
> > If so, I think you may still have a problem. The black plastic cover
> > held in place by the single nut just covers the electrical contacts. If
> > fuel is coming out of there then the diaphragm is split and it is
> > leaking fuel into the electrical side of the pump - not a good idea !
> > Just worth checking 8-)
> > Jeff
> Hello Jeff:
> Uh, Oh! I'd better check that right away. This pump has a silver metal, not
> black plastic, cover and the elecrical wires do not go into that cover, or
> near it, but go to the other side of the pump. If that much fuel were getting
> in there, wouldn't that soak the contacts and prevent the pump from working
> (or I guess blow me up!!!)? On the other hand, no more dripping has
> dramatically improved my gas mileage. On this tank of gas I'm over 100 miles
> on the odometer and no more than 4-5 gallons down on the guage. Previously,
> my max on a full tank(s) was about 160 miles total.
> Steve Sage