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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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Location: No Fing idea ..
- 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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