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2001 s60 fuel issue

Old 04-17-2017, 12:32 PM
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Default 2001 s60 fuel issue

i was wondering if any one else has had a problem with fuel leaking from the schrader valve on the fuel rail of a 2001 s60 2.4t about a week ago my mom started to smell fuel and started having issues starting after the car resting for a while. a mechanic recommended a fuel pump but when the car runs its fine it only has a problem at start up. i noticed when i tried to check for fuel pressure that fuel started spraying out the valve as soon as i started taking off the cap.
could i just clean and replace the valve or is this a sign of a more serious problem. the car has over 200,000 miles.
Old 04-17-2017, 02:35 PM
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the cold start problem sounds like the car is bleeding pressure out of the fuel rail over time. Most common cause is a torn diaphram in a fuel pressure regulator which leaks gas into the intake via its vacuum line (ie no external wetness). I have never heard of the schrader valve leaking as a common problem but dealers sell a replacement (google Volvo 8658302 for a picture). Do you see any wetness with the cap on?
Old 04-19-2017, 08:51 AM
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thank you for replying. its not wet but that part of the fuel rail is very clean. and as soon as i try to remove the cap fuel starts spraying out of the valve
Old 04-19-2017, 03:03 PM
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You must change the schrader valve to avoid the risk of a gasoline fire. The plastic cap is not adequate at all.
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