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Look for the easy answer. I had that problem with an '85 Nissan 300ZX . I just looked under the hood with the engine running and found a wet, not-tight connector in the fuel injector lines . Fix only required that I buy an extra long phillips screwdriver and use it.


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If it's smelling a bit like gasoline it could also be exhaust gases entering the cabin through possibly a leak in the exhaust from rust/corrosion and then through a small leak in the cabin. The reason this may only occur in the morning is because when the engine is cold more fuel is injected than usual which will help the engine heat up quicker and often ...


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You may have an actual fuel leak and this being an older car, that is certainly a consideration. Check the fuel tank, the fuel lines from the tank to the engine, the fuel filter, and the fuel connections on the engine for rust and/or leaks. The most common cause, however, is a problem with the "EVAP" system. This could be due to a failed gas cap ...


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You may have water leaking from the head gasket onto the exhaust manifold (header). Will immediately vaporise and cause the smell. It's the coolant in the system that smells (antifreeze)


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Highly unlikely that you've damaged anything. Just check your oil and coolant; if they're OK, you're OK.


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Here's an old AC compressor clutch hub i have in my possession. It's pretty simple, actually. Any clutch hub is made of two parts. A friction disc and the actual shaft plate. The friction disc is what's really pulled upon the pulley once the clutch coil gets energized. The shaft plate remains stationary on the compressor shaft instead, not moving neither ...


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