This morning I went to my student job, but when I had started the engine there was a terrible smell of fuel. Can someone tell me what to do and if it could be dangerous? I really need some advise....... I'm gonna start now with finding the problem, but any help is welcome!
This scary me a little bit, because my last car before I get a BMW was totally burned out at the highway....
See the pic below (was a Citroen BX with 160 HP original)
__________________ BMW '96 M3 (SOLD) June 2005 Car Of The Month!
Originally Posted by Torque
I was just dropped off here by aliens one day. They got bored with me.
Hey dutch, when i was looking to buy my last car, one i looked at had the same problem your having. The owner was a BMW tech and he told me what needed to be fixed, problem is, I can't remember what he told me. Seems like he said something like a fuel tank vent flap or something. Not much help, i will look and see if i can find more info....
BTW, my main reason for the post is to let you know that it's PROBABLY nothing to be too concerned about, as long as the aforementioned repair is the one you need.
[EDIT] Well i searched all over and found nothing, nada, zilch, zero!! I even looked on the freakin FAQ section of this site for god's sake (I haven't even done that for my car yet)!!
Sounds like a leaky fuel line, might be near the fuel rail. Check the cat. if you have a sulferic smell of any kind...ghead ...I know it was all said, but I had to be the asshole to keep it going
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
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