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    Default Very Strong smell Of Petrol While Driving

    Happens after driving for 20mins. No leaks and can't be smelled on the outside. Its very very overwhelming. Any thoughts? Its a 2007 Corsa vxr
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    Happens to me sometimes. I just pull over and screw the fuel cap up a little more. Fixes it every time!

    If that doesn't solve it then you may have an issue with the cap or the lines.

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    Hello mate i had the same exact smell it's not something important you have that smell because you need to tight the cup of the fuel more..
    If this smell doesnt stop check also the fumes tank..

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    If tightening cap doesnt work get a new one, they tend to become perished over time

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    This happens to most Astra H cars. A new filler cap always fixes the problem. Hope that's all your problem is.

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    Thanks guys
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    As above new fuel cap exact same thing with my astra and that sorted it right out

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    As above, its a common Astra H issue, but I am sure its filtered to other VX cars too. Doesn't hurt to pop a new one on and also have a look underneath when the engine is running and see if there is any dampness around the bottom of the engine or fuel lines etc, also worth looking around the engine bay too just to make sure.

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    I've found the best technique to screwing the cap on tight is to do it slowly. Try and hold off the 'click' for as long as possible

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