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 Post subject: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:23 pm 
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Been suffering from strong fuel smell in cockpit and engine bay....seems to be getting worse.
One day it seems to be in the cockpit next the engine bay filler side , then the fuel pump side.
Checked hoses and jubilee clips on filler side( Lower ones a PITA to access) . and pipe connections in engine bay.
Does not appear to be connected with engine running.or cornering.
How easy is it to acess the fuel pump and if all else fails whats involved in dropping the tank.....guess I have to detatch filler hose from petrol cap end as access to the tank end is impossible.

Car/Tank is 17 years old and car has been an" outsider" for many years.

HELP please OH wise ones

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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:26 am 
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- fuel rollover valve .. the breather pipe splits
- Braided rubber hose breathing .. this did my head in until I changed to Teflon hose and problem solved


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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:25 am 
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We have the same problem Clive as we discussed at Anglesey last week :? Seems to get worse as fuel drops to around 13 litres.
Thanks Andy, we will try to investigate further.

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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 am 
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I'm going to look at the top of the tank to see if the pump gasket is leaking. :eh: ........dont thonk I will be using a flame for illumination :twisted: .

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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:59 pm 
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After a few days sitting in the workshop the odour is significantly reduced :D However its got less than 12 lts in the tank so this might imply the problem is in the upper part of the tank....or the filler tube .." :?
Trying hard to avoid dropping the tank but beginning to look I might have to..... :lolno: ...ugh. Then a bigger tank will be called for.. :shock: and so it goes on

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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:53 pm 
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Might as well fit a uprated fuel pump at the same time and coat everything in AF50 once you've cleaned it all up. Haven't you got to drop the gear linkage cables to get the tank out??? May as well throw the old ones in the bin and upraight those while there off.


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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:22 pm 
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Hi guys, mine S1 as well has a very strong fuel smell, especially after refueling and when cornering hard to the left. The two times since I own it that I've made a full refueling it was like I've washed the interiors with the gasoline..... :shock: :cry: :oops:

I tried to check all the components when but got nothing. Like MrBean, it's a 17 yo car and I'm trying hard to avoid dropping the tank too... so, any guess would be welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Strong fuel smell
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 pm 
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