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Old 06-21-2011, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone might have an idea as to what is wrong with my car last night I just filled up the tank and at the moment I'm at half a tank and I havnt been driving it hard at all. There is no gas puddles under my car but I get a strong scent of gas inside the car plz I need help
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I'd suggest you inspect all of the fuel lines right through the the fuel tank to the injector rail, it must be going somewhere. Make a note of the fuel guage before you turn the car off for the night, then compare it again in the morning. If its the same then the problem is some thing leaking when the fuel pump is running.
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Would be a good idea to check the fuel tank breather pipe... If this is damaged it could speed up the evaporation of the fuel !
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in my opinion, the fuel pump of your car is not working properly or the rings of your car engine are crashed.
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Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone might have an idea as to what is wrong with my car last night I just filled up the tank and at the moment I'm at half a tank and I havnt been driving it hard at all. There is no gas puddles under my car but I get a strong scent of gas inside the car plz I need help
Is it a strong smell of burned gas, or fresh unburnt gas ???
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that happens to me all the time, if you find a solution let me know
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Hello guys!

I have newly bought a E 36 with M43 engine and it has similar problem. I feel like the consumes quite much , but have noticed also that the fuel gauge drops when the has has stood at the parking for some hours! No puddles under the car and smell of fuel! When I start the engine RPMs goes ones down to 500 and then they stabilize, after that no RPM fluctuation but when I put in neutral gear while drive the RPMs stays at 1000-1100 and when I break and car fully stops they stabilize to 850-900 again!

Any fuel pump issue or fuel evaporation ?

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