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I using 405 GL 1996 ,the problem is unburn smell and fuel consumption

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It sounds as though you may have a Fuel Leak or Flooding problem.Open your hood and inspect the motor for wet areas.
You have to be my Eyes&Ears. Also, take a good look under your Peugeot.

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The Wrench

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