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Stopped yesterday to gas up and popped the hood to check the fluids. Smelled gas and saw raw fuel pooled in the passenger side intake bank. Got a rag and FE out of the trunk, wiped up the residue and fired the engine. Gas started spraying everywhere. Culpret was a backed out screw clamp on the fuel filter. Gave it half a twist and everything is good again.

I had just checked everything last Sunday (weekly ritual for me) and I either missed it or it had not vibrated loose enough to start leaking.

Lesson learned is always check things when you guys bring them out of incubation in the spring. Memo to self is to make sure fire extinguisher is still good (it was) and get the fuel filter hard connected since apparantly the clamps could be a problem.
 

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I have a burnt up chevelle in the body shop to remind me, glad you lucked out!
 

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If they're worm type hose clamps it's a good idea to have 2 clamps on each fuel hose connection. I always put them with the worm drives facing opposite directions. Don't know if it's better but seems like a good idea to me.
 

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I had that happen once. EXACTLY 1 day after the car stalled out and I noticed smoke coming out from under the hood. Popped the hood and the + battery cable had chafed on a sharp corner on the block. The bat cable insulation was on fire. The next day the gas was squirting right in the area where the cable was burning. That was the 2nd close call I had with almost losing that car.
 

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If they're worm type hose clamps it's a good idea to have 2 clamps on each fuel hose connection. I always put them with the worm drives facing opposite directions. Don't know if it's better but seems like a good idea to me.
Yep, the only way to go. I also make sure the screw driver slot lines up with the fuel flow when tight so its easy to tell if they loosen.
 
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