I'm running out of ideas here....
So last summer when it got real hot I started to smell a raw gas inside of the car, it came and went and i was never really able to pinpoint it. I'm sure most of us are well aware of the faulty fuel line located under the intake manifold, considering my stock fuel rails have been gone a long time and this problem usually appears when it is cold not hot that can be ruled out. Once the weather cooled down the problem disappeared.
Now at the beginning of this summer the smell started coming back this time i started throwing a "loose gas cap code" the exact code number escapes me right now, so i check the gas cap, it's fine, ECU reset. a few days later bam! it pops again. So one day after filling up I get back in the car and it smells heavy of gas, i open the trunk and that is where it was the strongest. I get home pull the fuel pump, replace the gasket between the cover and the gas tank, pull off the charcoal box inspect that check all the Evap hoses under the car and everything checks out. Put it all back together and the smell is still coming and going. I plug my netbook into my car and also notice that my adv. Dyn. is dipping in and out of the negatives (light knocking?) Son of a......! Fuel pressure leak = tune thrown out of wack?
Basically I'm running out of ideas here, A smog shop could pressure test my tank but that will only tell me what i already know. Smoke test? Anyone know if it has to be a specialty shop that does that? Any other ideas short of dropping the whole tank and removing all hoses? My car is slowly dying while I sit here stumped.
P.S. Why and when did my post count reset to 4? WTF?