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Jimmyw

1999 malibu response fuel smell

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Jimmyw

When opening the back ski storage compartment, I get a whiff of fuel. I am thinking it has to do with a fitting or hose on the fuel tank. Any similar problems others have had? If need be can someone tell me the best way to get access/remove the fuel tank? Thanks much!

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footndale

How old is your fuel line?

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Jimmyw

I think they are original...I bought the boat used about 5 years ago.

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tvano

access the aft end of fuel lines by removing the panel in the ski locker along the transom to search for leaks.

also, take a look at this fuel line topic.

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footndale

I think they are original...I bought the boat used about 5 years ago.

I would probably replace it. Fairly easy to do. I wouldn't be surprise if the old line has a leak.

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JasonK

Mine are original too. But my motor looks like almost new still with 1090 hours.

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Jimmyw

access the aft end of fuel lines by removing the panel in the ski locker along the transom to search for leaks.

also, take a look at this fuel line topic.

Will I have to remove the tank if I have to change fuel lines? Thanks Edited by Jimmyw

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tvano

Will I have to remove the tank if I have to change fuel lines?

was not required on my dd.

it was a much bigger job than anticipated (and i still don't know why).

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Jimmyw

Ok...will get after it after I get some time..thanks much

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malibuparadise

Just in case you don't fix and use boat, I would leave the blower running all the time while motoring until you got the smell issue resolved.

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Jimmyw

Good advice....thanks

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