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Fuel Smell


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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,

Christopher

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Nick,

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?

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

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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.

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