1998 Chevrolet S10 Pickup Jerry Rigged

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Asked by Mar 01, 2019 at 10:42 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi! I bought a 98 chevy truck from an individual and started
smelling strong gas whenever I drove it...I recently took it to
a mechanic and he never found the problem but when I
started to look around I discovered that the seller jerry
rigged the truck because of the screw that I found. I don't
know if this place will allow me to show multiple photos but
I will add the photo where I discovered the gas leak.... Can
anyone tell me what part this is called?  The gold/copper
area.

9 Answers

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Here is an additional photo to show the screw where he rigged it.

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It LOOKs like a cold start valve on the injection fuel rail. Apparently they had sealed a loose vacuum line with a screw. It may be running in full loop mode due to that fix (as if it never warmed up) with tons of excess fuel being pumped in.

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btw My name is Jerry. That is what they call 'jury rigged'. ^^ cheers.

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Lol!!! So sorry Jerry and thanks for the correction. I appreciate your input...if your assumption is correct do you know how much it would be to get it fixed it?

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I looked up a variety of fuel system parts for your truck and it looks like a fuel pressure regulator. Go to a parts store and check it out. If that's right, buy one, install it and the leak may stop.

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315

Well done, Hornet.

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Shoptime on something like that could run well over an hour. Surely, more than the part would cost.

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Jerry. Thanks for the compliment. Have a good day sir.

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Thank you so much for taking your time Hornet! I appreciate it greatly and will definitely check it out. Gotcha Jerry! Thanks.

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