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andyden71

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PostSubject: Still smell petrol   Mon 29 Dec - 13:13

Now it's cold again I'm getting the petrol smell inside the car when I have the blowers on and it's strong. So I'm trying to defrost the windscreen but have to turn heater blower off because of smell I got out to scrap windscreen and still can smell petrol. Car drives ok and when at full temp the smell goes and I can them out the heaters on this had been happening for ages now any ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Mon 29 Dec - 13:20

Check to see if fuel pump housing is intact properly in the boot. On the blue wagon under the rear seat I had a split in the fuel line and that stunk. It was flying out then though. Check around fuel filter for leaks aswel. Could just be running very rich mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Mon 29 Dec - 14:09

It's only when engine and weather is cold iv been told it's proberbly a breather pipe
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Fri 27 Mar - 19:57

Do you still have the charcoal filter fitted......good chance this could be the culprit.
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sat 28 Mar - 17:59

I havnt a clue about a charcoal filter
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sat 28 Mar - 18:04

Just had to replace the fuel pipe from filler to petrol tank on mine
It's getting old and rust is having an effect on the Greenwagon
Pipe is £100 plus fitting
Quite common on older classics now
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sat 28 Mar - 20:10

Check under the rear seat where the fuel line comes into the car, they can fracture there and leak fuel
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sat 28 Mar - 22:11

Wasn't there a recall for this fault on the bugeyes? Sure subaru were repairing them free of charge, something to do with pipes contracting in cold weather & allowing fuel to leak out until engine warmed up & expanded pipes again, was on scoobynet.
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sat 28 Mar - 23:35

ukjesters wrote:
Wasn't there a recall for this fault on the bugeyes? Sure subaru were repairing them free of charge, something to do with pipes contracting in cold weather & allowing fuel to leak out until engine warmed up & expanded pipes again, was on scoobynet.
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According to Scoobynet it started in America, but had loads of complaints here to, more so in the colder weather.
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sun 29 Mar - 0:21

It's a 2002 bug I doubt a garage would do it but that's when it happens when it's very cold till engine warms up then it's gone
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sun 29 Mar - 7:19

Phone up newcastle subaru & see what they say, or contact VOSA & see what they say, you've got nowt to lose.
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PostSubject: Re: Still smell petrol   Sun 29 Mar - 10:56

andyden71 wrote:
It's a 2002 bug I doubt a garage would do it but that's when it happens when it's very cold till engine warms up then it's gone

Read the threads on scoobynet fella, people were saying they had it fixed under warrenty last year.

People say it's a fairly easy fix, just time consuming.  Something to do with 2 rubber joints ( I think it said ) on the fuel rails.

Worth a try with Subaru, just make sure you point out that America done a recall and yours is suffering the same way. All they can say is no?
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