Re: 94 wagon fuel smell and poor MPG
You bought a Taurus to save money on repairs? Sorry, I'll bite my tongue. You obviously have a fuel leak if you're smelling gas. It's either the fuel pressure regulator, the O rings that seal the fuel injectors, a leaking valve in the fuel pressure rail, or it's coming from the charcoal canister. Fuel leaks in the engine compartment are hard to find because the heat makes the fuel evaporate so quickly. So what you have to look for are the clues left behind. Look for areas that appear to be clean where the surrounding areas are not clean. That's a clear sign of a leak because the fuel washes off any grease or dirt. 25-27 mpg city/hwy for a Taurus is unrealistic. 20mpg is much more like it. Especially if you're running the A/C.