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    fuel smell

    Ok so I took the new spark out yesterday . loads of fun. Then it gets bad. I noticed a fuel smell around while I was doing slow speed stuff. So I stopped riding. These are the fuel figures I got so far . full tank 1 hour done the fuel gauge reading 2/3 full. So I stopped and put 10 litres in out of my jerry can. Fuel gauge says full.Rode for another 1 hour 22 minutes and fuel gauge reading was reading 1/4 full so I used 3/4 tank in 1 hr 22 minutes. That's when I could smell fuel . I assume something has come loose and I got fuel leaking. I couldn't see any . this morning I checked the gauge says 1/4 looking in tank as best I can looks very low. I can't smell fuel ?? what's do you guys think.


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    If you can smell raw fuel I wouldn't ride it until you check it out with the top deck off.

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    Yeah I figured that much. I'll take it back to dealer tomorrow. Was hoping for some ideas as to where it could be leaking. From the picks I took when it was apart at dealers I can only see 1 fuel line . no breather ? could it be the injectors leaking ?

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    its just hose clamps and push on connectors from the fill neck to the rail and then the injectors are o-ringed.

    Should be easy to find, if not just go over all the clamps and connectors.

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    Hey mate yeah I pulled it last night found it this morning.the push on connector wasn't tight at the rail end. Cheers. Did a quick hour session this arvo used about 6 litres of fuel. Happy as. V-tech now. lol. Will call U tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaski View Post
    Hey mate yeah I pulled it last night found it this morning.the push on connector wasn't tight at the rail end. Cheers. Did a quick hour session this arvo used about 6 litres of fuel. Happy as. V-tech now. lol. Will call U tomorrow.
    You won't regret the Vtech tunes, makes a big difference to the ski. I'm running the E85 tune

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    where can you get E85 fuel in OZ

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wannaski View Post
    Hey mate yeah I pulled it last night found it this morning.the push on connector wasn't tight at the rail end. Cheers. Did a quick hour session this arvo used about 6 litres of fuel. Happy as. V-tech now. lol. Will call U tomorrow.
    You won't regret the Vtech tunes, makes a big difference to the ski. I'm running the E85 tune

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    Do a Google mate Caltex have some select stores and I think bp do too. theres a few in Brisbane . spoke to crisp yesterday will be getting my tuner on Saturday. Can't wait.

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    good idea Caltex call it E-Flex WTF why not just call it E85

    any way found a few that sell now so maybe I mite convert over



    Quote Originally Posted by wannaski View Post
    Do a Google mate Caltex have some select stores and I think bp do too. theres a few in Brisbane . spoke to crisp yesterday will be getting my tuner on Saturday. Can't wait.

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    [QUOTE=xdrian;2520224]good idea Caltex call it E-Flex WTF why not just call it E85

    any way found a few that sell now so maybe I mite convert over


    I think Caltex adjust the ethanol content depending on the season, United keep it at 85%

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