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    Smell petrol

    Sun shining today so went for a drive, Had the windows down and every now and again kept smelling petrol, at first thought it was the car in front. Stopped several times looked under bonnet and beneath car could not smell or see petrol. When windows were up could not smell anything at all.
    Could it be unburnt fuel in the cat, would thought driving at 40/50 mph would carry the smell away not up into the car. Also had windows tinted a month ago could the sun on the vinyl give off fumes as some vinyls/plastics have a octane smell to them.

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    Unhappy petrol smell

    I have a MK4 astra 1.4 16v and had the breather pipe replaced near the fuel filler pipe.
    All was ok for a couple of weeks, now the smell of petrol is back.
    If the windows are closed there is no smell, when i open the windows there is a strong smell of petrol.
    Has anyone any ideas?

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    Since found mine to be the fuel filler cap m8, if it is not screwed down tightly then i get the smell. If I notice smell especially after filling up when opening flap get strong smell then I remove cap and retighten which usually does the trick. Next time I go to scrap yard going to see if I can pick one up and try that.

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    This could also be coming from around the petrol filter as thay rust and start to leek as mine did i checked mine and that is what happend to me.
    kind Regards jazzydmc

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