SMELL PETROL??

  • Tiny
  • helpplease678
  • 1996 Mercedes Benz C200
  • automatic
  • 66,000 miles

I can smell petrol after using my car. It only lasts for about 15 seconds or so after switching off engine. There is no smell when engine is cold or whilst engine is running. There is no obvious fluid leak under the bonnet, under the car or from the exhaust. Any ideas?
I don't know if it makes any difference but the car is rarely used and is often sat on the drive not going anywhere!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 AT 11:08 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mmprince4000
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Could be a leaking injector, that is leaking until pressure goes down.

I would also not rule out a leak. Check all fuel lines and connections, I would start there first.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 AT 11:17 AM
  • Tiny
  • helpplease678
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Does this advice still apply to a non-injection car?Or are you referring to a different injector? Sorry, I'm no expert when it comes to cars! And thank you for your response : -)

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 AT 12:39 PM
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  • mmprince4000
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Talking about a fuel injector. You could have a fuel pressure test performed to isolate it.

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Friday, May 13th, 2011 AT 12:31 AM

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