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Exhaust smells petrol today

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nvc, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. nvc

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    hi there,

    left the engine running today while fixing stuff in the boot, then realised

    there was strong petrol smell from the exhaust. the car was bought from

    main dealer 2 weeks ago, with 16k on the clock.

    Can I ask it is normal? should I take it to the dealer to have a look?

    thanks a lot
     
  2. Boydie

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    Enjoy the aroma!

    Was it a particularly cold morning?
     
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    pretty normal I'd say. The overfuelling on a cold morning (under what used to be termed as being 'on choke') will mean unburned fuel will be slung through the system if it's sat at idle.

    I'm sure I read in the manual somewhere that you shouldn't leave it sat too long when warming up unless it visibility is so bad (eg. defrosting windscreen) that it is unsafe to drive it.
     
  4. nvc

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    Hi thanks for your replies, the engine was warm

    temp dial was in the middle 90 degree and I drove a few miles

    so the engine should run at optimised condition ,

    the smell was so strong gave me a headache , normally I love the smell of petrol. :)
     
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    Suggest it may be worth getting it checked as if you have a leak or it's significantly over duelling both have associated risks.
     

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