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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:42 pm 
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I have seen a thread about this before but cant find it

i dont know if this has anything to do with the problem but recently since its getting warmer, i have been getting the smell of petrol in the cabin

the smell is only when moving
and more when the car goes above 3,000 rpm

the car is a 97 NL,

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:13 pm 
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Leaking fuel pump seal maybe.. have a look under your back seat. Does it happen all the time or mostly when there's a full-ish tank of fuel in the car?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:01 pm 
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ive had 3 nc v8 fairlames and i had the same thing with both,checked fuel lines,injector seals,tank etc etc....i never found the problem....strange thing is the emptier the tank got the more i smelt it..

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:31 pm 
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i was going to say that,
it comes more and more as the fuel gets lower.

i dont know where the smell is coming from, i assumed it was from around the engine, but it could be the tank filled with fumes and pushing out through somewhere in the boot area.

is their a tank breether ? could that be blocked up

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:02 pm 
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I get the same thing.. Been meaning to check, but I'm lazy and I just open the windows when it happens. I have read it has something to do with the carbon canister. There was a recall when Ford put the hoses on them the wrong way..

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Check front left of engine where purge canister is>> There is a solanoid there that vents to inlet.. Check that no lines are leaking and solanoid working...
Braided fuel lines can do this also.. Unless they are the teflon type...

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:12 pm 
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Both my EB and my parents EB had the exact same problem. I replaced the solenoids in both of the EB's and this fixed the problem.
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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:36 pm 
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iam death wrote:
ive had 3 nc v8 fairlames and i had the same thing with both,checked fuel lines,injector seals,tank etc etc....i never found the problem....strange thing is the emptier the tank got the more i smelt it..

Ask Slick, he will track down where its coming from.
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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:10 pm 
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i hope there isnt anyone from redfern here as we might get over run over this topic lol

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:01 pm 
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bowsaw wrote:
iam death wrote:
ive had 3 nc v8 fairlames and i had the same thing with both,checked fuel lines,injector seals,tank etc etc....i never found the problem....strange thing is the emptier the tank got the more i smelt it..

Ask Slick, he will track down where its coming from.


i was actually gunna use him to get the whine from my diff...

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:56 am 
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bowsaw wrote:
iam death wrote:
ive had 3 nc v8 fairlames and i had the same thing with both,checked fuel lines,injector seals,tank etc etc....i never found the problem....strange thing is the emptier the tank got the more i smelt it..

Ask Slick, he will track down where its coming from.


Ask some non-reflective australians, they'll find in in two seconds flat.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:52 pm 
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It's an old post but I want to update it for future "searchers".

I finally looked at my carbon canister today. Looked at my fuel pump first and it wasn't leaking.. Although I have heard some people have had fuel smell in cabin because of loose connections in fuel pump.

I discovered that my solenoid was actually the wrong way around. In another thread damage181(can't remember your new name lol) said Ford had a recall about this. Obviously my car didn't get fixed. On the solenoid itself, it says "carb" and has an arrow. But mine wasn't pointing towards the carbon canister.. I'll let you know if it has actually rectified the problem!

I assumed this was the problem as I cross referenced it with this picture in another thread:

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If I've made a mistake, plz let me know lol.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:50 pm 
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Where is this solenoid, is it in the left hand front wheel arch?

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