Hope maybe someone can help..
I recently purchased a 2002 1.6 a3 - Nice little car but needed a few things sorted, understandably as there was 135K on the clock.
But after replacing these issues there is still a smell of petrol from within the car, seems to come & go, and usually via the air vents?? - Surely this isnt a good thing! I also get the ABS light come on at times.. and usually its linked! - light = smell of petrol. powering off the car and back on again usually clears the ABS light.
For example, im sitting at lights idle.. the rev counter drops below 1 then the light pops on.. usually afterwards there is a petrol smell.
I mentioned this to the mechanic & he said, they wont be related as the ABS is nothing to do with the engine, he also said bugger all about the petrol smell. Im guessing because he doesnt know why - Hes only replacing the parts the ECU is telling him too.
The car is driving 100%... no lack of speed at all.
Ive had it in the garrage, getting bits and pieces done to it, over £700 so far
Full Service, filters, pads etc
New ECT Sensor
Lamba sensors x 2
Air mass pump
Each of these were replaced as the engine management lights were on, and the ECU said so..
Anbody any pointers??.. anybody experience something similar?
Thanks for reading..