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Hi,

my wife's Series III with a 90 2.5 petrol webber carb'ed engine quite often stinks of petrol in the cab when its being driven. 
I do not think there is fuel leaking out around the carb - I have checked with it running and can see no drips.

What is the most likely culprit for strong petrol fumes?

cheers,

Richard ( with a petrol headache )

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Have you had a look at the top of the tank, under the seat?

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If in the cab then def start at the tank, make sure its all sealed. If running Sat still have you had the bonnet up to check for split fuel line etc? 

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Thanks for the replies. 

Yes had it running stationary and checked the fuel lines - no splits or leaks found. 

Re the tank - what needs checking for being sealed? The pipe connections? What's the best thing to use to seal them? 

Cheers Richard 

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10 minutes ago, fearofweapons said:

Thanks for the replies. 

Yes had it running stationary and checked the fuel lines - no splits or leaks found. 

Re the tank - what needs checking for being sealed? The pipe connections? What's the best thing to use to seal them? 

Cheers Richard 

The sender unit will be on the top, with spade connection on it, for your dash guage, that's a Cork seal, the you have the filler pipes, jubilee clips secure them. And the fuel pickup itself which will be a seal again cork or rubber I think. But if there is a leak then you'd see/ smell it once the seat is off I'd imagine 

Hope you find the issue

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If you don't see anything, then check the seams of the tank for leaks...

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If it's an 88, definitely whip the cover off the fuel filler behind the bulkhead and check that the filler pipe hasn't perished and split 

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Right some seals ordered and when they come I'll check the pipe as well. Don't know when I'll get chance to fit as life ( well death specifically ) is keeping us busy at the moment.

I'll update the thread once I've done the work.

cheers,

Richard

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