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    Default Hi ..fuel smell at back of 206

    HI i just got my gti 206 2004 and i have a fuel smell at the back outside cant smell it inside as of yet ..any help...

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    Not sure if the recall of a fuel filler fault affected the 206's or not.

    See-http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/954391

    but give your local dealer a call to check.
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    Check the connection of your fuel lines to the fuel filter (just in front of RHS rear wheel).

    My 180 was fitted with a fuel filter (I think it was a Ryco?) which although supposedly a 206 filter didn't quite attach properly to the lines. One of the lines eventually fell off.

    Now fitted with a different brand (I think Bosch? will check later) which fits securely.

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    thanks its gone now i didnt over fill ect..I just got the car so will have to service it asap..

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    The fuel pump/sender ring seal is leaking. Or possibly the elbows coming off the pump/sender housing are cracked.
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    Have had the plastic ring holding the fuel pump in the tank crack and pump floated out when filled up lots of fuel on rear wheels when going around corners very exiting ( if this happens you will notice a bumping noise caused by the pump assembly hitting the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBIN View Post
    Have had the plastic ring holding the fuel pump in the tank crack and pump floated out when filled up lots of fuel on rear wheels when going around corners very exiting ( if this happens you will notice a bumping noise caused by the pump assembly hitting the floor.
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    How does one inspect it - through the floor or from underneath?

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    Remove rear seat base drivers side drill out three alluminum rivetts & remove the steel plate then remove large plastic cover (will prise out easily with screwdriver) this exposes the top of the fuel pump assembly.
    If it is leaking it will be obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBIN View Post
    Remove rear seat base drivers side drill out three alluminum rivetts & remove the steel plate then remove large plastic cover (will prise out easily with screwdriver) this exposes the top of the fuel pump assembly.
    If it is leaking it will be obvious.
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    Rivets? Steel plate?

    On my two 206s it's a case of folding up the rear seat (it unclips easily if you want to remove it entirely) and then removing a plastic cover.

    It's more likely to be a leaking fuel filter connection or a leaking pump housing o-ring than a failed plastic housing though (hopefully).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Rivets? Steel plate?
    Pre MUX 206s have a smaller pump and sender unit than MUX vehicles. They still have a round plastic cover but ontop of that is a steel plate rivited on. One of the rivits is lower down and mm's away from the tank so care is needed when drilling it out. However OP's car being a 180 it will be the same as in the picture. FWIW failed sender/pump housings are far more common than the tank o-ring seal failing.
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    Wierd... I've been getting a really obvious fuel smell in/around my gti 180 for the last few weeks, maybe a bit longer.

    I tend to notice it both inside/outside the vehicle. It's usually pretty obvious, inside, just after you've accelerated and have taken your foot of the pedal. Normally, getting out straight after you stop and have turned off, and it'll be pretty strong, but die away fairly quickly.

    Thinking back, I wasn't really paying attention when filling up with petrol a few weeks back and did overfill, so i'm going to hazard a guess this may have caused issues.

    Car will be into the mechanic on thursday/friday and hopefully it won't be too expensive

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