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R32 GTST - Petrol Leak?

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So I've noticed that there is a distinct petrol smell coming from the car - not that I have noticed a loss in fuel as I'm not driving it daily and I have not had it on the road long enough to know if it leaks but it does seem to consume a bit, but I thought I'd start off asking you guys of any known issues with petrol leaks or odors that are likely with an R32.. Where should I start looking?

Are the fuel lines all steel or are there rubber pipes for joins - I assume that these may have perished - Could be the cause?

Any help would be appreciated.

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3 minutes ago, wildeagle44 said:

There are rubber lines that join the hard lines from the fuel tank and fuel rail. If these haven’t been replaced they could be brittle and start cracking

Sounds like what used to happen on my VW Beetle - Thanks.

Where are these located towards the tank?

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They're up between the tank and the subframe. They definitely will be old and cracked. I replaced mine years ago because it started smelling & dripping.

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Hi guys on this rubber hose issue - Can I simply replace the hose with a rubber house equivalent cut to length, or do I need some genuine moulded parts?


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