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Strong smell of petrol / spare wheel

Postby Minipeter » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:12 pm

I am getting a strong smell of petrol in my 1992 mini.
It has had a 'new' tank fitted by the previous owner
I don't see any sign of petrol leaking anywhere.
The smell seems to be only when I am driving it.
Anyone any idea's?
Also, i am looking for a 12" wheel as a spare, if anyone has one up for grabs.
I am going to get new tyres, so I can put one of the old ones on the spare.

Thanks

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Re: Strong smell of petrol / spare wheel

Postby irlmin » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:31 pm

There should be a vent pipe on the tank which exits through the boot floor , if that is missing or misplaced you will get a smell as described , if you can't find it pop in any day and we can point it out ,
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