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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-03, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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smell of petrol on hot days

Was wondering if anyone has a solution.

My Dad owns an EBII wagon ( i told him to get an EA but hey what fathers listen to there kids) anyways since its been getting hot outside temperatures there is a strong smell of petrol in the car. IM gathering the snell is due to a build up of pressure in the tank due to the heat, but how is it fixed ????

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-19-03, 02:55 AM
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Re: smell of petrol on hot days

Check all the fuel lines and breather lines in the back around the fuel filler.
They perish with age and with the hotter temps, you get alot more pressure inside the fuel tank.
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Re: smell of petrol on hot days

May also want to check your fresh air vent. I'm pretty sire its been discussed here previously. Basically this vent gets stuck open allowing the petrol vapors to get in, even if fresh air is turned off. My mate got the sh**s with his and screwed the bastard shut. hehehe that'l fix it!
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Re: smell of petrol on hot days

Also the lines around the purge canister up front, under the passenger headlight.

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Re: smell of petrol on hot days

it happend in my bros xa when hes has his 6 cyl 250 going around corners we thought it was the carby- going to air vents (i was wondering why i was always happy in his car) lol

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Re: smell of petrol on hot days

i had the same on my eb II wagon (sorry mate, a much better car than the EA wagon i had) it turned out that hoses on the purge cansiter were the wrong way around
something as simle as that

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Re: smell of petrol on hot days

take out the spare wheel and have a look at the lines for the fuel tank - im pretty sure they are like XD, where the fuel tank forms the bottom of the spare wheel well. if the fuel pump/sender seal is perished fuel smell can come from there.

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Re: smell of petrol on hot days


I had the same thing happen to my EBII. it was a very simple fix in my case.
What i did was read up in the gregorys manual, it turned out to be a solenoid attached to the charcol filter, it was jammed. So i took it out and ran 12volts through it and it un jammed, i then gave it a clean and hooked it back up, absolutlely no smells anymore. i can tell u i was very happy.

If you own a gregorys manual, look under fuel & management system, If you dont have one i advise buying one, VERY helpful manual.

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