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Petrol smell in GT MKII cabin?

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I've had my GT MKII for a bit over a week now and notice a petrol smell in cabin sometimes. Is this normal for a new, not run-in car, or even common on the GT? Do they run really rich? Fuel consumption is around the 16l/100K at the moment without really giving it a hard time.

Once I've worked out a reliable way of making it happen, I'll have the service centre check it out.

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Hi,

I've had my GT MKII for a bit over a week now and notice a petrol smell in cabin sometimes. Is this normal for a new, not run-in car, or even common on the GT? Do they run really rich? Fuel consumption is around the 16l/100K at the moment without really giving it a hard time.

Once I've worked out a reliable way of making it happen, I'll have the service centre check it out.

Cam.

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No a petrol smell is not normal, I would speak to your dealer ASAP as it is not something to have leaking.

Yes they do run rich I get around 18l/100K, but I do give it a hard time sometimes.


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Hi,

I've had my GT MKII for a bit over a week now and notice a petrol smell in cabin sometimes. Is this normal for a new, not run-in car, or even common on the GT? Do they run really rich? Fuel consumption is around the 16l/100K at the moment without really giving it a hard time.

Once I've worked out a reliable way of making it happen, I'll have the service centre check it out.

Cam.
Dude that is not normal get it looked at asap.. On another note Conrats on your CAR!!! do you like the 6 speed?
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No, I had to option the auto, my other half will not entertain a manual, otherwise, yes, the 6 speed would have been real nice!

Just waiting to see the 750 KM and 1,500 KM milestones go by so I can experience the full volume and accelleration it's capable of.... Even 4,500, 5,000 rpm the note is great!

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congrats and enjoy her. ive had mine now for 16 months and she still puts a huge grin on my face, she knows what i want.
i also have a very good doctor for her when she feels a bit down he is in thomastown!!!

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well done Cam hope your enjoying her (I assume yours is a her).....actually when I bought mine it smelt a bit of fuel for a while....all is okay after a month or so

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Congratulations on your new GT well done.
Was your fuel tank over filled maybe ?
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Good on you Cam, hope you don't smoke . I reckon the petrol smell is a big no no. But apparently they do run real rich when new then begin to lean out, they definately perform better with a few klm's on them. Mines running at about the same consumption as you with all the bolt ons and driven often in a shall we say spirited manner. You must be one of the first. I'm still waiting for the yellow Typhoon to blow into WA WA land, thinking of canning it now and waiting for an 05. Enjoy mate, enjoy

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