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    Hi my '03 has developed a really heavy fuel smell when it's relatively full (I'd say 2/3) and into second tank.
    There is no visible leak or drip and no notice in increased consumption.

    Logic says it's a breather or hose that's gone and hence the heavy smell.

    Has anybody else had this problem or know where to look?

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    Originally posted by thinus View Post
    Hi my '03 has developed a really heavy fuel smell when it's relatively full (I'd say 2/3) and into second tank.
    There is no visible leak or drip and no notice in increased consumption.

    Logic says it's a breather or hose that's gone and hence the heavy smell.

    Has anybody else had this problem or know where to look?
    Hey,

    It's also possible one or more of your injectors is playing up. I just had a mate with the same smelly symptoms, and his solenoid died on #2 injector. In the mornings on startup it really smelt and coughed a little before warming up.

    Might be worth a squiz at the injectors?

    Best

    Mark
    2006 GXL petrol auto. ARB deluxe bar x3 HID IPF's, ARB alloy roofrack, ARB awning, BFG A/T, Safari snorkel, Piranha breathers, Pacemaker extractors, custom Ironman 45710FE 436-569mm with Dobinsons 350, custom Ironman 45682FE 383-618mm with Dobinsons 487, Firestone kevlar 60psi airbags, 30mm extended Roadsafe links, AMTS bashplate and recovery points, ABR Flyer with Powersonic AGM.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the idea Mark, but she runs smoothly and starts no problems. The smell is noticeable when she's parked in the garage. When 100% full I can even smell in open parking even though there is no overflow.

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      • #4
        It could be a crack in the fuel filler hose, it's not an uncommon problem. I inspected mine the other day an it looks like the hose has gone hard and is starting to crack, i'm about to order a replacement from Amayama, See the thread link below for more details.

        http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread...el-Filler-Pipe
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