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Old 02-03-2009   #1
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Unhappy Petrol Smell in the car

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I need your advice on this one. I have a strong petrol smell in the car when driving with the windows or hood down.

Tried so far.

Petrol cap fine.
Injectors fine.
No smell through the heaters.
Tanks all looks fine.
Fuel lines all look ok.
No obvious signs in the engine bay.

Only one thing I am unsure of the vapour thingy behind the headlight, does this tend to have any issues?

Any advice on what to look for is welcomed.

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Re: Petrol Smell in the car

is that a constant problem or does it take place only when you fill up the car? If it is the latter then I think its normal.
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Hi

I was thinking that, I filled it right up on Friday and it smelt for a few days. Now it seams ok. Weird.

So do you experience the same?
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Re: Petrol Smell in the car

Does the tank pressurise up - do you hear the air/vapour escaping when you go to fill up?
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Yes the tank presurises up fine, no noise of any thing escaping. Tank all dry.

My friend said my down pipe is blowing slightly (Very minor) so I am replacing that this weekend. Could this have anything to do with it?

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Good thing you don't have diesel smell in the car

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Good thing you don't have diesel smell in the car

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Have you been drinking??????
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Have you been drinking??????
No, otherwise he would make sense..........
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So the pole pollishing signs come out!!

A bit of grease!
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Re: Petrol Smell in the car

Not enough in this thread if you ask me!!
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Not enough in this thread if you ask me!!

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There's never enough
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Re: Petrol Smell in the car

Have you ever removed the fuel pump or sender for any reason?
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