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strong smell of diesel in and around the car

Discussion in 'Diesel forum' started by tboy, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. tboy
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    [Sep 2, 2005]
    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?

    Cheers,
    T.
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    Does the car suffer from any engine problems whilst running ?

    or

    Does the car still do the same amount of miles on a tank of fuel?
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    I seem to be getting the same mileage, and the car's performance seems fine. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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    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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    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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    [Sep 8, 2005]
    cheers for the help guys. It turns out one of the fuel pipes was absolutely p1ssing diesel everywhere! Not cheap to replace tho /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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