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S3 - Fuel smell.

JoshG93 Aug 2, 2014

  1. JoshG93

    JoshG93 Registered User

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    Hi all, I've just recently started to get the smell of petrol through my air vents after about a 15 minute drive. No drips on the floor or anything that I can see. Just wondered if anyone had come across this before? Cheers
     
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  3. Tooks

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    Check the carbon canister fuel vapour pipes, they're rubber and perishing on a lot of cars the S3's age.

    Follow the pipes from the canister just in front of your coolant expansion tank, towards the bulkhead. Mine were split and leaking vapour behind the header tank.
     
  4. JoshG93

    JoshG93 Registered User

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    Found it I reckon. It's the smaller pipe that comes off the solid boost pipe at the top of the engine. Strip back now see if I can repair it for now. Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. JUS3IN

    JUS3IN 14.0 @ 98mph 2s 60ft

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    split r in the background, tut tut!-) thats the n75 feed, must be running bad? should be a fuel smell outta that one mate?
     
  6. JoshG93

    JoshG93 Registered User

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    Lol, I've heard that people don't like them. I bought it cheap! 😆

    Yeah, I repaired it, but still got a little bit coming through. Think a jack up on works ramp is coming....
     
  7. Vex182

    Vex182 1x S3 and 3x Fiestas.

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    They aren't worth it even if it was free to be honest.
     
  8. badger5

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    leaky valves.

    why would you knowingly want to run a valve which leaks?
     

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