I have a 1993 Camry 4 Cylinder Sedan with the automatic transmission. It’s done a grand total of just 71k miles and hasn’t given me any problems until now.
Recently, due to our living situation, I’ve had to park our car in the garage and seeing as I don’t typically do this, it takes a few tries to get it in there. I’ve noticed that when I park in there the car smells very, very strongly of (I believe, I’m not 100% certain) un-burnt fuel. I’ve noticed the same thing happens when I make a few attempts at parking on a hill or parallel parking. This doesn’t happen when I just drive head-first into the driveway or into angled parking, etc. I’ve also noticed that the fuel economy seems to be awful for a 4 cylinder. I’ve driven the car a grand total of maybe 150 miles in the last week and have refueled it to the halfway point from near empty on the gas gauge twice (that’s 8 MPG for those who care). I drive it like a mattress salesman so I know my driving habits are not the source of poor mileage.
Sorry for the long-ish post. Any idea what could be happening here? I can provide more details if necessary.
EDIT: Took it to the stop, no leaks were found, nothing has failed. Mechanic told me that it’s normal for the car to “run rich” at idle speeds (which is when I would notice the smell) and that I had nothing to worry about. Decided that since it was there I would get the rear brake pads replaced and resurfaced. Stops like new They also said that the gas gauge in the older Camrys would often move around like crazy at the slightest suggestion of inclination so my refueling it all the time was unnecessary. Relieving to hear. Thanks for all the help.