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petrol smell on start up.

Post by jheath17 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:10 pm

I have noticed a petrol smell when first starting up, it does not last long and can't be smelt once the car is moving. I have looked in the engine compartment on start up, no smell or signs of the leak, no sign of fuel leak anywhere. The fuel consumption has not increased.
My suspicion is that it my be coming from the fuel tank.
My question is, is there some fuel tank vent pipe that may be split. I am not sure the exact location of the tank.
Any suggestions would be appreciated .

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Re: petrol smell on start up.

Post by mojo98 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:53 am

Petrol tank under rear seats, vent pipes are behind a plastic panel in the rear passenger wheel arch,
remove passenger rear wheel, and you will see the plastic panel on the right hand upper, 10mm nut and a screw holding it, remove panel and you will see the vent pipes connecting to the petrol filling line, and you can follow pipes to tank

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Re: petrol smell on start up.

Post by jrh » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:19 pm

The other horror vent pipe story is viewed by removing the rear nearside wheel splash cover.
Where all the vapour return lines link up to the petrol filler pipe.

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Re: petrol smell on start up.

Post by cpt black » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:56 pm

They are a major problem I look at mine every year ;) you can also cover over
the inside vent, inside the Large rear boot panel on the NSR ;)

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Re: petrol smell on start up.

Post by jheath17 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:19 pm

Thanks for the information, the car is due for a service soon, the brake light comes on under braking,it looks like the pads will need changing so it could be checked at the same time.
Thanks again.

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Re: petrol smell on start up.

Post by Micron » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:41 pm

jheath17 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Thanks for the information, the car is due for a service soon, the brake light comes on under braking,it looks like the pads will need changing so it could be checked at the same time.
Thanks again.
Check the brake fluid first, because if it's a bit low it will give the same result. if it is, the next question is why is it low?

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Re: petrol smell on start up.

Post by cpt black » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:34 pm

As Trev said check your fluid level easy job,then all the calipers and lines ;)
it will say you some dosh

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