Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Fuel Smell

Recommended Posts

2002 986S UK RHD.

I'm getting an occasional (athough now quite regular) smell of fuel in the cabin. It is more pronounced when I'm going slow or reversing back on to the drive. The only thing I can think of is a hose or breather is starting to weep a little. Any ideas? Is the fuel tank accessable from the front luggage compartment or is it between the front 'tub' and the bulkhead? Anyone else had a petrol smell drawn in though the ventilation system?

Many thanks,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...


No, I have not had chance to look at it yet - busy at work and all. There must be a hose off or perished, as it is a strong 'neat' petrol smell as you say, not just a waft.

Would anyone enlighten us on the best way to access the tank and hoses?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

I'm unaware if there have been any recalls in England, nothing has ever been mentioned at service. I think this is the culprit:


You can see the seal is severely cracked and perished. The part number (once again, a VW part) was coming back as 191 201 557, so I've ordered it from VW and it arrives on Tuesday. Price in England is £5.46 :blink:

I'll let you know if this cures the petrol smell.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.