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Old 11-12-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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HELP!!!! I have a leak

So i have a gas fume leak...Dont know where its coming from so i used my nose and i removed the seat and the smell was coming from the back of the tank where the seat is! WHAT COULD IT BE????

its an 04 gsxr 600

Should i just try removing the tank and fix the leak or just take it to the pros?
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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Dunno are you good at this kind of thing have you dont this before? Free Bump
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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You probably have a hose clamp that came loose.

Prop your tank up, find the leak, and put a new clamp on it.
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^^^umm theres no hose clamps on the bottom of that tank.

but like said prop the tank up and take a look underneath to see if there are any wet spots
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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What Gigolo said plus, also take into consideration that gasoline fuels are heavier than air so they tend to fall. Just suggesting that is you do decide to remove your tank check every possible point, starting with the easiest to reach the gas cap. Check to make sure it is seating properly enough to make a good seal. the work your way down from there.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:56 PM   #6
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should i take off the bolts on the front or the back to prop it up?
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:50 PM   #7
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Take the 2 seat bolts off, than take the front bolt out. Lift the tank and see. It could be any number of things; a bad line or o-ring, it could be leaking from the fuel pump which bolts in under the tank, or it could just be coming out of the overflow.
If you can't find it, load the bike up and bring it by and I'll find it for you.
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Patrick will find it.

Just to brag, we got a smoke machine at BMW about a year ago... Very Nice!
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sweet, will do...when i find the time!
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:11 PM   #10
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Patrick will find it.

Just to brag, we got a smoke machine at BMW about a year ago... Very Nice!
I may want to get with you about checking my Jeep for a small vacuum leak under a load from the blower.
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I may want to get with you about checking my Jeep for a small vacuum leak under a load from the blower.
Anytime, Im there everyday, all day it seems, PM me or call if you still have my number... Have to do it at the shop cause I can't let the smoker leave, but anytime you're free let us know and we'll shadetree it....

Who am I joking? We Bimmer techs are spoiled by A/C and automatic doors, we'll do it inside...
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best way to find a leak is to light a match and move it around in the suspected area. once you experience intense heat, hear a loud noise and/or possible bright light, you've found your leak...
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