Strong smell of petrol

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#1 Strong smell of petrol

Post by Pgxxl » Sun Apr 17, 2022 11:03 pm

When I return from driving my car it goes straight into the garage . However , for so time after there is a really strong smell of petrol fumes which carries into my house, as I have an integral garage. Is this normal ?
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#2 Re: Strong smell of petrol

Post by bitsobrits » Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:57 am

I would say no, not normal. Are your carbs and fuel lines completely dry? A non leaking fuel system will have no tell tale fuel stains at all. Weeping fuel line banjo seals, float bowl seals, fuel line junctions, or jet diaphragms can cause strong fuel smells. Also possible, but less likely to produce a strong smell is a tired fuel filler cap seal.
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#3 Re: Strong smell of petrol

Post by Paul Buckley » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:02 am

Pgxxl

Did you ever chase down the cause of the strong petrol smell?
BTW, what is your name?
Paul

1972 S3 OTS, 32k mls, a survivor.

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