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    strong smell of diesel in and around the car

    Hi,

    I've just come back from a road trip down to Venice and back- I must have covered 3000 miles in a few weeks. Since I've been back I've noticed a strong smell of diesel in the car when ever I've pulled to a stop, and also outside the car towards the rear. I'm a bit concerned to say the least- anyone experienced something similar before?

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    Re: strong smell of diesel in and around the car

    Does the car suffer from any engine problems whilst running ?

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    Does the car still do the same amount of miles on a tank of fuel?

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    Re: strong smell of diesel in and around the car

    I seem to be getting the same mileage, and the car's performance seems fine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: strong smell of diesel in and around the car

    Oh right - my first thought was that you had either a problem with the fuel pipe of the fuel tank - if the car running ok then I guess not.

    As the smell is coming from the rear of the car, it's quite strange because theres really nothing there that uses any diesel so i'm a bit stumped.

    You might want to re-post in the A3/S3 forum at the top as it's a bit busier and someone might be able to help you out

    You did put the diesel in the right hole I take it?

    Good luck

    Mike

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    Re: strong smell of diesel in and around the car

    if you have got a PD engine it maybe the fuel cooler it runs front to rear under the drivers side of the car, i have just had to change mine as the return pipe was leaking, the car ran fine and i was still getting 60mpg

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    Re: strong smell of diesel in and around the car

    cheers for the help guys. It turns out one of the fuel pipes was absolutely p1ssing diesel everywhere! Not cheap to replace tho [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

 

 

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