Posted by John (188.8.131.52) on June 25, 2004 at 18:27:50:
In Reply to: venting engine compartment posted by Peter on 21:03:42 06/23/04:
What the others told you is correct. You should not smell either gas or exhaust, either is dangerous and should be fixed not just sucked out with the blower. If it is more of an oily smell from the crankcase it is possible that the rather primitive system on the A-4 with the pick up near the air inlet to the carb is not engough to handle an engine with extra internal leaks. If so, Indigo Electronics sells a kit with a more positive system using an auto type PVC valve and a hose to an insert downstream of the carb. Easy to install and effective but you should be sure of just what you are smelling.