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Gas Leak Can it be a bad computer - 1990 Lexus LS 400

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  • A Miller Jul 11, 2010

    Bad computer causing a gas leak? If the computer is that bad, you have other problems ... start looking for a cracked hose.



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You are joking ,right?

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Jul 11, 2010

    Is there gas pouring out of the computer?Explain,please.



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