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    zafira gsi petrol smell

    my sisters zaf gsi has started smelling badly of petrol inside but doesnt seem to smell outside the vehicle?? has any one experienced this before?? many thanks in advance

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    Maybe its one of the breather pipes split and fumey smell coming through the dash into the car. i would check just in case, i had same sort of problem.

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    where is the breathers to??

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    The one on mine was the one coming from the back of the rocker cover to the air box.

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    if its standard check the hose from the rocker cover to the crossover pipe they are common for splitting
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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxtillidie View Post
    if its standard check the hose from the rocker cover to the crossover pipe they are common for splitting
    but surely that would be an oil smell?

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    The petrol gets into the oil as the Z20LEx's run very rich.

    As the oil heats up the petrol boils out of the oil. With the hot petrol fumes evaporating out of the oil, they vent out through the cam cover breather being the highest vent in the engine. Thats why you can get petrol fumes out of the cam cover...

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