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A140 fuel leak

When starting the car after it hasn't been used for a couple of days, the is a really strong smell of petrol and fuel leakage that puddles on the road. Starting it again in the same day, there is no leakage or smell. A garage replaced a very rusty fuel line and replaced the clips with screw clips, but still leakage. Does anyone have any advice? Many thanks, Lily

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