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PostSubject: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:57 pm

Hi everyone, (not sure if this is the right place to post this, sorry if it isn't)

I just traded some stuff i had around for a high milage '97 Riviera, It's paint needs to be redone but theres pretty much no rust on her. Her main problem is that the inside Reeks of gas, the previos owner had the fuel pump replaced and the guy didn't even secure the pump in the tank he just wedged a block of wood between the pump and the access cover. She then brought it to a friend who glued the gasket to the pump and then screwed the pump into the gas tank.

Now that doesn't sound like they knew what they were doing, at least to me, and the last thing that I noticed myself was that the pump has three ports on it and only two have hoses coming off of them. Am I missing a hose? or did some models not use that port? (of the three its the middle one that has nothing connected to it)

Any help is Greatly Apperciated!!

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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:30 am

I think you need a replacement tank and a factory service manual. Both should be found on Bay. For a tank try ed morad (search this site).

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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:26 am

I'm with Albert! Trying to clean up someones Botch job wouldn't be that fun. Start Fresh!
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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:53 am

albertj wrote:
ed moral

Did you mean ed morad? I can't find anyone named ed moral
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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:58 am

Dave,
Yes, Ed Morad. I would look into that open port on the fuel pump. That shouldn't be. Might be wrong pump, or you are missing a connection. replacing the tank is a big job. You can screw the pump into the tank, and if it is done correctly, it will work fine. There is a thread on fuel pump replacement. If the pictures are still there, they may help.

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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:03 am

Here's a picture from the pump thread, it does look like the middle port is open.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1557/img1186xz.jpg

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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:46 pm

that locking ring isn't in the car and the metal tabs that the ring goes into are rusted away, would getting a new tank fix this? are the tabs part of the tank? Ironically theres hardly any rust on the car accept for those stupid tabs razz
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PostSubject: Re: HELP just got a Riviera, Reeks of gas in cabin    Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:26 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
Dave,
Yes, Ed Morad. I would look into that open port on the fuel pump. That shouldn't be. Might be wrong pump, or you are missing a connection. replacing the tank is a big job. You can screw the pump into the tank, and if it is done correctly, it will work fine. There is a thread on fuel pump replacement. If the pictures are still there, they may help.
this is a really good point and beats replacing the tank if you don't have to... tank is up over the exhaust, you'll have fasteners to replace and so on 'cause they are likely to break as you disassemble...
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