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    Petrol smell comes and goes

    Evening lads any ideas on this one!
    I keep getting a really strong smell of petrol in the car but it only stays for a couple of days and it only seems to do it when I really boot it ????
    I dropped a cogg today and she juddered a little bit then stunk of petrol for a few seconds then went again!

    I'm thinking fuel pump or filter

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    I've had this before. Lose inlet manifold mine was
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    EVAP pipes connected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badger5 View Post
    EVAP pipes connected?
    Iv ditched that carbon can and vented it out through the wheel arch but that was months ago

    But just as I'm writing this my car just died on idle ????
    And it's never done that in my 5 years of ownership???

    It's started again sweet
    Think I've got fuel issues ?

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    No fault codes on my liquid ???

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    Hey dude have you cleaned your throttle body in awhile? I done mine with brake cleaner and its sorted my dodgy idle and my stalling aswel as the strong smell of exhaust gas.

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    what rpm does it idle at when warm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGainey View Post
    what rpm does it idle at when warm?
    Ha are you thinking it may be cranck case housing?

    I thought mine was broke but turns out my TB was mankey

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    You might have a split in one of the PCV hoses. Have you checked them over yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by camscockle20vT View Post
    Hey dude have you cleaned your throttle body in awhile? I done mine with brake cleaner and its sorted my dodgy idle and my stalling aswel as the strong smell of exhaust gas.
    Throttle body is spotless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    You might have a split in one of the PCV hoses. Have you checked them over yet?
    Haven't checked any yet
    It runs like dream on idle no change at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by camscockle20vT View Post
    Ha are you thinking it may be cranck case housing?

    I thought mine was broke but turns out my TB was mankey
    No change at all idle wise

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    Think I'll change fuel filter see where I go from there

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