Mechanics

PETROL SMELL WHILE DRIVING AND WHILE STOPED AND ENGINE RUNING

1999 Nissan Gloria • 300,000 miles

When I drive my car it gives petrol smell. And when I stop and I keep my engine runing still it give petrol smell. Is it because of fuel filter?
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Flassssh
January 2, 2012.



Sounds like you have a leak somewhere you can add some fuel dye and get a dye light and find the leak that way.

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.
I showed my car to garage they told to change fuel filter and check. Should I change fuel filter?

Tiny
Flassssh
Jan 2, 2012.
So they said the fuel filter was leaking?

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.
They just told to change fuel filter and check and still it smells then it might be a leak. SO is fuel filter like a air filter?

Tiny
Flassssh
Jan 2, 2012.
Yes all the fuel filter filters the fuel coming from the take like the air filter filters the air coming into the engine. If it smells like a leak unless the fuel filter is leaking then I dint know how replacing it would stop that smell.I would try out the fuel dye and the light.

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.
My car the fuel tank is behind so I got a air filter type. Is that call fuel filter?

Tiny
Flassssh
Jan 2, 2012.
Does the filter hook to the pressure line coming off the fuel tank?

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.
Yea because its like a air filter in the fuel tank where all fuel pipes r there. So tht is tht fuel filter?

Tiny
Flassssh
Jan 2, 2012.
I have no info on your car because its a european model I only have info on cars sold in the usa. But iam still trying to help you here. Do you have a pic of what your talking about?

Saturntech9
Jan 3, 2012.