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Strong Smell of Petrol (archive)

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Posted by Chris on January 10, 2001 at 16:26:59:

E28 520i Lux (Jan 1988)

There is often a strong smell of petrol inside the car. This often occurs soon after starting up, but not always. There doesn't seem to be a pattern. My mechanic things the "o" rings need replacing, but he's just guessing. Isn't there a special test that can be performed to determine where the leak is from? Surely this exists at BMW??


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