PETROL SMELL WHILE DRIVING AND WHILE STOPED AND ENGINE RUNING

  • Tiny
  • flassssh
  • 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?

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 9:39 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Sounds like you have a leak somewhere you can add some fuel dye and get a dye light and find the leak that way.

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 9:42 PM
  • Tiny
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I showed my car to garage they told to change fuel filter and check. Should I change fuel filter?

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 9:55 PM
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So they said the fuel filter was leaking?

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
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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?

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:10 PM
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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.

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
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My car the fuel tank is behind so I got a air filter type. Is that call fuel filter?

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:25 PM
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Does the filter hook to the pressure line coming off the fuel tank?

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:35 PM
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Yea because its like a air filter in the fuel tank where all fuel pipes r there. So tht is tht fuel filter?

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 10:39 PM
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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?

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:13 AM

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