Petrol smell after filling

Discussion in 'Engine' started by DSM10000, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. DSM10000

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    On the last two occasions I have filled the fuel tank I have noticed a strong smell of petrol when I have got back into the car. It lasts for a couple of minutes and is then gone.

    I do not remember it happening previously when filling up and I am not over filling as I always wait until the second cut off and leave it there. There has been no spillage and I have not got any petrol on my hands or clothes.

    Anything I should be checking?
     
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    I'm guessing it's a C320 :p
     
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    Correct:doh:

    2003 C320 saloon
     
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    Stop filling up :p
     
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    Any suggestions chaps?

    Partly blocked breather or loose hose connection somewhere?
     
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    Don't know about you car, but the E300TD as a little overspilled drain on the side of the cap. The top of the rubber pipe deteriorate, letting the fuel dripping on the side of the pipe instead of going through and then on the ground. This might be what you have, as the little drops of fuel instead of going on the ground stays outside the pipe which is inside the car.
    :dk:
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