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I have a smell of petrol in my car and its making me feel sick how do i get rid of the smell
Hi Susan, you have a fuel leak, very dangerous. those smells are flamable, when strong enough then the will burn. DO NOT DRIVE the car until you can find the fuel leak. With the car parked in the open windows open, engine running, bonnet(hood) open you need to look for the fuel leak, the smell will be very strong but do not smoke or have any flame when doing this. A man died doing just this same check in Australia this year when his car exploded
Posted on Nov 29, 2013
Have a mechanic locate the leak, this is dangerous. A pot of water will absorb gas vapors, to keep it from spilling put a towel in it.
Posted on Nov 29, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: toyota previa petrol smell
I had similar problem some months ago it turned out to be the pipe under wheel arch (corroded) where cap filler is.
my problem was solved by replacing pipe which is connected to rubber pipe fixed to tank and filler hose from filler cap.
tools neede llong large cross head screwdriver, small socket set ( 12 mm , 13mm , 14mm) 150 mm extension bar. to remove bracket bolts
possibly some new pipe clips as others may be corroded.
you will need to jack up car and remove wheel to gain access.
took me about 1 hr, somebody with competent DIY skills should be able to deal in couple of hrs
check with dealer as there are two different pipes on different models one is longer.
my one was the one with the piggybacked overflow pipe.
small hands are advantage
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
SOURCE: nissan micra car
Hi there, just under the rear seats is where the fuel tank sender unit is and sometimes the seal will leak out strong smell of petrol, you need to remove the rear seats and the sender unit cap and check the seal, may need replacing, hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
Are you sure you ran out of petrol? It might be that the petrol pump or something else had died. The only way to tell is to undo the fuel line from the carb and turn it over, check if it pumps fuel (have someone help you with this.) You might also find that you've got a blockage in your fuel filter, caused maybe by **** left floating at the top of the tank that was sucked in when you ran out of petrol. Check the filter first and see if it's OK, then check if fuel is flowing. Also, on a 97 Alfa, I'd imagine it was fuel injected though I could be wrong. If it is then you'll want to be more careful wit the fuel line.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
You need to have this looked at. One possibility is someone is topping the tank. Have seen where some people will try to squeeze as much gas as they can and fill up the vapor recovery system, pump until it clicks off. Don't try getting any more in.
The recall may still apply to your car even if the vin does not match, if the problem matches GM needs to step up to it. Sometimes there are unspoken recalls. The car maker knows there is a problem but only deals with it as the problem is brought in or may deal with it as a warranty repair. Is your car under the 3 year 36k factory warranty yet?
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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