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Fuel smell on start-up, 94 Grand Prix

Strong odour of fuel when I start my 94 Grand Prix. So far this has only occured at -30 to -35 C (-22 to -31F). The odour is mainly in the engine compartment and inside. Any ideas?

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Remove the vacuum hose from the fuel pressure regulator and have some one turn the key on if it leaks gas out its bad this will explain the smell. Also does it have a hard time starting when it sits for awhile ?

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