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#1 User is offline   scooty 

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:43 PM

hello when im driving i get a smell of petrol inside the car, dead sickly smellin , is this dangerous and can the car go up in flames. help please

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:53 PM

The obvious question is, did you get petrol on your shoes when filling up? if not, does your filler cap 'hiss' when you take it off, if not, then the fuel filler pipe may be loose or split, causing a smell.

Regarding whether your car is safe to drive or not, i'd have a good smell around the car, to try and identify the source of petrol smell, if it is leaking fuel, then get it fixed quick if it is near anything hot.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:06 PM

A little while back i kept getting a really strong whiff of petrol when i stood at the back of my Puma, and i'd also get the smell of it inside too. Upon further investigation by a mechanic, it turned out my petrol tank had corroded right through and there was a big hole in it. Good old Ford build quality! Not saying this is the cause of yours, but worth a look

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:11 PM

thanks have had a look under the bonnet and couldnt see anything, inside i thought it was when i turned the blowers on but it sort of wafts in wether there on or not

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 06:22 PM

Mine was because the petrol pipe had rubbed against the brake servo and gone through.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

View Postbudan, on 29 May 2010 - 09:06 PM, said:

A little while back i kept getting a really strong whiff of petrol when i stood at the back of my Puma, and i'd also get the smell of it inside too. Upon further investigation by a mechanic, it turned out my petrol tank had corroded right through and there was a big hole in it. Good old Ford build quality! Not saying this is the cause of yours, but worth a look



That's the problem I had with my car at the end of last year. I needed a new petrol tank, just hoping the fuel lines are ok for a good while as the mechanic said they weren't great!
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:41 PM

View PostDJdi, on 01 June 2010 - 11:35 AM, said:

That's the problem I had with my car at the end of last year. I needed a new petrol tank, just hoping the fuel lines are ok for a good while as the mechanic said they weren't great!



dont know if u got it fixed yet,but had the excact problem with mine,checked everywhere,nothing until i looked in the engine with the car running,split fuel line

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