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Old 03-23-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
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Gas smell when starting....HELP pls.!!

I got a 2000 acura EL that produces this burning gas smell when i start it in the morning for a few mins then goes away. Any ideas on what the problem is?? Thanks all!
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #2
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Does it blow a little blue as well on startup? Could be valve seals.

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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nope not at all...its only in the mornings once its been driven it doesn't smell no more
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how does the car run (shaky or smooth)? does it have the check engine light on?

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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runs smooth and no doesn't have the check engine on...any ideas?...thanks
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I still think it could be valve seals... they leak oil into the chamber over a period of time and thats why you get a smell on startup and then it goes away.

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what should be done to fix it?...I also noticed a couple of things missing from the engine cover...such as the black rubber cover beside the spark plugs not really sure what thats for as well as one of the bolts to to hold the cover down.
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Fixing valve seals is a pain in the ass to be honest and if you don't have to fix I wouldn't. Basically you have disassemble the entire head to replace the seals.

Can't think off hand what the cover your talking about is but as long as nothing is coming out of it... I wouldn't worry about it.

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k the black thing i was describing is called the spark plug grommet.
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thanks Berz!!
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i had the same problem

my fuel lines were getting old and one of them cracked. check your lines for any sweats.
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