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Vt executive 3.8 ltr petrol smell

Mrronny

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Hi I own a vt commodore 6 and I've noticed a bad petrol smell it comes and goes can anyone tell me how I can fix the problem
 

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Geez mate, it could be coming from the fuel tank connections to some where in the engine bay and any where in between.
Next time it happens, have a good sniff around and try and narrow down the location of the smell.
Also check for any leaks.
 

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Make sure the fuel cap is tight as well, that will give a fuel smell if not done up all the way
 

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My money's on the fuel breather lines.
 

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Make sure the fuel cap is tight as well, that will give a fuel smell if not done up all the way
Yep, check your fuel cap is on properly. This happened to me a couple weeks back, put the fuel cap on right and all good now :)


If that doesn't help then check the system for leaks, make sure all the fuel line connections are tight.
 

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Cheers guys ill try the fuel cap first if i still get the smell Ill check the lines
 

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Can you smell it inside the car, only from the outside, under the bonnet,
or all of the above?
Does the smell seem to come through the air vents?
 

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No more petrol smell I changed the fuel cap thanks heaps
 

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We had the same fuel smell and not good while driving so the cap was replaced with a Repco unit and yeah straight away no more smell.
 
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