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  1. #1
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    Stinky petrol smell

    The smell of petrol as I drive along seems to be getting worse. I can't see any leaks and the pipes connecting the pump/filter to the tank are either solid or Teflon. There is still a braided hose in the engine compartment - is this likely to be giving off such a stink?

    Thought I'd have fun driving home today but there's so much blooming traffic on the roads that I didn't enjoy it very much...
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    LS1 with underslung exhausts as your system.
    I tried removing my CATS with straight through sections and that caused the problem of un burnt fuel coming in from behind, I soon put them back.
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    Yes, still CATted underslungs. I can smell it at speed which makes me think it isn't coming from the exhaust
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    Fuel filler cap venting playing up?
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    There's a thought - I used to vent it outside. I'll make up another pipe or find the old one to see if that makes a difference, although it's still behind me and would have thought the wind would blow it away before I smelled it
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  6. #6
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    Andy L had problems with the braided fuel pipe on his Dax.

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    could be if its older the two years, I would check the pipe in the engine bay, no need to start car if using electric pump, just turn on ignition
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    Any idea of what diameter hoses the Teflon ones are? AN-6?

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