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    Petrol Smell

    Hi,

    I dont know if this should go in this section or not...but anyway...

    Ive got an 06 Astra 1.6 SXI (3 door), which for the past few weeks has had a really strong smell of petrol inside the car. It first started a couple o months ago but didnt think much of it, but the past couple of weeks its been getting stronger.

    Left the car with Vauxhall garage today to check and they said they cant find anything wrong with it.

    Has anybody got any ideas of what this could be - or has anyone had the same problem?

    Thanks,
    Rich

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    Are you sure its just inside? Check under the inspection panel underneath the rear bench seats to see if theres any leakage that you can see.

    How long ago was it since you changed the petrol filter?
    Its a jam thing

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    well i did smell it quite strong towards the rear of the car the other day, but worse inside.

    Bought it 29th of Feb from Perrys (vauxhall Rotherham) and it had a full service then...

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    ok...tried getting under my back seat to have a look, but couldnt get the seat to move! how in the hell does that fold forwards without breaking your fingers off in those little ring pulls!?

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    I had the same problem a while ago but it hasnt done any harm so i didnt think much of it.
    Then i lost the fuel cap and it done it more, but it does occasionally but i heard its nothing to worry about plus its not too strong now
    Ive got the same car aswell, but 1.4 sxi.
    It happened for a while but it aint recently been playing up.

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    well mine has a strong petrol smell to but thats because i've got a breather filter on there, if could be that the cat is damaged or a leaky exhaust

    was going to suggest to check if the breather pipe is conencted properly but if its near the back then i don't know

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