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Old 02-05-2006, 04:08   #1 (permalink)
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Xy Smell

hi i have an xy gt replica worked 351 clevo every time i drive this car i seem to come back home smelling on fuel my missus and kids hate the smell ive pluged all firewall holes there seems to be no fuel leakages ive just noticed theres no carpet under lay any ideas what this could be
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:22   #2 (permalink)
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have you checked all the fuel line joins right back to the tank.

what about exhaust leaks.
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yep, check exhaust leaks. Especially header/extractors! Mine used to leak around the extractors, and gave me a head ache every time I drove it!!
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yep, check exhaust leaks. Especially header/extractors! Mine used to leak around the extractors, and gave me a head ache every time I drove it!!
But I bet it sounded nice
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Check that the spare wheel isnt floating , seen that a few times in old cars , hole in the spare wheel well .
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Re: Xy Smell

Have a good look around the fuel tank area including the rubbers and vent hoses on the fuel filler pipe and the tyre well. Sometimes a small rust hole in the tank is hard to spot and may just have a wet or greasy look around the hole. When you stop driving the fuel evaporates away quickly so you may not see it but when driving around, the fuel sloshes in the tank and leaks out the pinhole and the smell comes into the passenger area easily.
Fuel smells easily get in the car from the boot compared to from the engine bay or underneath areas.

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Check the splash back breather on the filler neck an tank. Not totally shure on xy's, but xa's have these....I would also double check the sender and fuel line where the soft hoses join together, and the soft seal on the sender, an the actual pipe into the sender too, make shure the braze weld is still fully intact.
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could be the exhaust gasses , or maybe the carb leaking .
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Re: Xy Smell

Sometimes the exhaust gasses can come up through the floor via the trans tunnel shifter hole. Winding the windows down will also make it worse. The air pressure outside the windows will suck air up from under the car via any holes etc.

I get to work smelling like I've been drinking fuel! Must fix my exhaust leaks too
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Re: Xy Smell

i have noticed that mine gets a bit of a smell sometimes, seems to be worse if i dont drive it often.

if i use it more regular like last week i was driving it to work every day , the first day the car smelt a bit inside and when i parked it back in garage first night you could smell the exhaust through the house (that was the first time it had been driven for several weeks ) as the days past there was less smell each day.

my exhaust has no leaks but it finnishes behind RH back wheel

i think that maybe its the carbon ? and crap that builds up in the exhaust from idleing around town.

need to find somewhere that i can open it up and clean the cobwebs out.
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