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fuel smell???

A3tell Apr 21, 2011

  1. A3tell

    A3tell Member

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    as above, i seem to have a rather strong fuel smell on starting the car, i have checked around and cant see anything obvious, had my fuel filter changed 3 weeks ago, so its not that.
    now i am getting pretty close to my r-tech trip next weekend, so has anyone had experience on this issue, and is it something i should get checked out before i go???
     
  2. Agric04

    Agric04 Member VCDS Map User

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  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    A favourite of this problem is the little plastic pipe that goes to the evap next to the coolant bottle it splits on the ends. its a black corrugated plastic pipe
     
  4. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    Dave what's evap? My car exhaust smells of fuel aswell when i start it, only started happning in the past few months though and i don't know what it is!
     
  5. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Running rich maybe ?!
     
  6. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    What's the reason for running rich though mate?
     
  7. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    remap putting in too much fuel normally, Have you got a generic map?
     
  8. Greig300

    Greig300 Member

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    Try cleaning and checking your fuel cap... if its not sitting right it really can get strong. If it is the cap dont buy copies off ebay as they are junk and dont seal correct... i have one spare lying about :) it dont have the rubber wire that holds it to the car though.
     
  9. DavidW

    DavidW Member

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    My money is on the pipe Dave mentioned,it runs round the back of the coolant bottle and into the filter. It's only a push on plastic pipe, swap it for some rubber or silicone if it looks to be split.
     
  10. davidniclee

    davidniclee Member

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    i have the same on my a3 but ony just had it but carnt pin point it just smells quite strong
     
  11. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Take the left hand cover off and all will be seen (by the coolant top up) it usually makes a ticking noise.....
     

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