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blainej1
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as above it smells awful and starting to get a headache of i thought it could be a leaking cat but theres no cat or exhaust possible leak from manifold

i know its not in correct section but im desperate
Chris x
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blainej1
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris x
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tried it and as i said im desperate need to sort this cant take my daughter in car till it is
shaned12345
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2nd Mar 12 at 20:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There's gotta be a leak somewhere, thoroughly check all the exhaust system, fuel tank breather pipes etc. I had a corsa do this everytime it was filled up with petrol.
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quote:
Originally posted by shaned12345
There's gotta be a leak somewhere, thoroughly check all the exhaust system, fuel tank breather pipes etc. I had a corsa do this everytime it was filled up with petrol.


its got worse since i filled it if that helps what you reckon it is or what was it ?
JordyCarter
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Mine smelt of petrol sometimes in my old one it was good i liked it
shaned12345
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I scrapped it cause it was utter death trap so never did find out. But i believe there is some kind of vent that should let the pressure out the tank.
Somebody with more knowledge than me will know lol.
Check the tank isnt leaking anywhere
blainej1
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i will take it into a garage , im not going to scrap it but im going to sort it its a nightmare
Daniel_Corsa
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Fuel pump under rear seat, check the seal!


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Originally posted by Daniel_Corsa
Fuel pump under rear seat, check the seal!


This
blainej1
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can you buy the seals
Daniel_Corsa
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Scrappy / Vauxhall / some other sort of rubber seal.

I would check it first, back seat up, plastic cover lift it and see!


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fazza
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2nd Mar 12 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id say the fuel tank vent valve, usually in passenger front wing has been disconnected and just left blank.

used to stink in my old gsi when i removed it but didnt blank it off
blainej1
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dont know if this changes anything but recently fires first time then cuts out then fires straight away again
fazza
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2nd Mar 12 at 21:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

also look at threads at the bottom of this page
JaffaTB
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does it have a proper petrol cap or one of those replacement one?
blainej1
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standard cap and there is no leak underneath or in engine bay
fazza
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Checked the injectors?

my old xe one of the injector clips had popped off causing it to not sit right. you couldnt see it was leaking until you took it off


 
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