Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 19:15:04 GMT
From: Graham Harrison <>
Subject: Re: Perplexing gas smell in cabin - ??????

The message <uF0t4.1720$p4.30603nopsam1-hme0> from "Andy Evans" <> contains these words: > There is frequently a smell of gas(UK petrol) in the cabin of my 900 2dr > saloon 8v turbo ('86). I've had it in the shop but no luck. Smell is not > obviously in the motor compartment, nor in the trunk (UK boot). But it IS in > the cabin. I can't seem to track down the cause. I want to eliminate it - > benzene is a carcinogen and I don't want me or my family inhaling the stuff > on journeys. So, any ideas? I'd be grateful of any fault finding tips that > 'could lead to the arrest of the culprit'...... Andy > -- > Andy Evans, e-mail: > Visit our Website: Hi Andy, The problem may well be coming from a perforated Fuel Tank breather/vent pipe. I had this very problem on an old 900 auto. There is a breather/vent pipe that runs along the inside of the car on the right hand side across the lower part of the roof lining (Above the doors) . This then makes its way to the outside front wheel arch, i think its by the air control Vacuum tank. What may have happened is when the roof lining was screwed up, one of the screws perforated the pipe so you are getting the Fuel vapour inside the cabin. I hope you find it, just look at where the screws are positioned and that is where the hole should be. -- Regards, Graham........ Location: UK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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