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 Post subject: Fuel smell in car
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:12 pm 
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the last 2 days ive been driving around in my eb xr8 i have had real bad petrol fumes inside car. can anyone help me fix this problem? thanks

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:30 pm 
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this prolly wont help but i had the same problem but i discoverd it was my jerrycan in the boot, it had fallen over. :(
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:32 pm 
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lol nar no jerrycan in the boot

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel smell in car
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:35 pm 
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greg302 wrote:
the last 2 days ive been driving around in my eb xr8 i have had real bad petrol fumes inside car. can anyone help me fix this problem? thanks


Check the lines to/from the carbon canister

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:47 pm 
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checked all the lines there all on and they seem to look alright

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel smell in car
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:06 pm 
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greg302 wrote:
the last 2 days ive been driving around in my eb xr8 i have had real bad petrol fumes inside car. can anyone help me fix this problem? thanks



check in the boot where the fuel sender screws to the top of the
fuel tank. check the o ring isn't leaking. [its under the little inspection
plate on the pass side]/
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Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:14 pm 
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i wld say check all fuel lines for slight leaks or cracks cld jst be leakn a very slight amount if u r able the pressure test ur lines i wld do it the presume the smell is annoyin
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 Post subject: Re: Fuel smell in car
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:08 am 
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xfnoho wrote:
check in the boot where the fuel sender screws to the top of the
fuel tank. check the o ring isn't leaking. [its under the little inspection
plate on the pass side]/


i did have a look in there last night (very dusty lol) seems to be all dry

 

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 Post subject: Re: fuel smell
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:13 am 
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dleach80 wrote:
i wld say check all fuel lines for slight leaks or cracks cld jst be leakn a very slight amount if u r able the pressure test ur lines i wld do it the presume the smell is annoyin


smell is very annoyin!! ive checked over the fuel lines in the engine bay all seem to be tight as for cracks cant see any either

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:25 am 
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ive noticed when fuel gets under half tank, when u open fuel cap theres a bit of pressure in there is that normal? maby fuel cap

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:54 am 
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Carbon cannister as mentioned above might be a problem. Short of that, get under the car and follow the fuel line. See if it is leaking anywhere.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:19 pm 
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your exhaust isn't leaking is it?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:48 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
your exhaust isn't leaking is it?

nar exhaust is fine no leaks

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:50 pm 
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Vic wrote:
Carbon cannister as mentioned above might be a problem. Short of that, get under the car and follow the fuel line. See if it is leaking anywhere.

ill have to get under and have a look

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:51 pm 
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thanks for your help peoples

 

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