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MG MGF Technical - Engine Fumes in Car
|I have recenly bought a 1998 MGF 1.8i fitted with hard top.I can smell engine fumes in the car,is this a peculiarity of a mid engine car or could there be something wrong, any help would be appreciated.|
|Is it engine fumes you can smell or petrol as some earlier cars had a breathable tank,my 96 F really Honks in the morning when it has been in the garage overnight :0)|
Im not sure on the year they changed the tanks though??
I hope the smell is that of petrol rather than engine fumes. If it is, then this is a known problem with the petrol tank on the F. Searching the archive for petrol smells should identify lots of references.
If you bought the car from a garage then suggest taking it back to tell them they need to fix the smell.
In the early days of the F, lots of petrol tanks were replaced. I thought the problem was fixed before 98.
|If it really smoke in the car (not petrol smell) then it's not normal; It could be broken exhaust or heater... In both case it could be dangerous cause engine smoke are very nocious...|
Go to your dealer and have it check ASAP.
|As the guys say, if you can smell the engine or engine fumes with the roof up, then there is something very wrong.|
If the smell is faint, and only detected with the roof stowed, then this may be an extreme case of 'normal range'. Certainly I can sometime smell the hot K&N filter from time to time with the roof down...
This thread was discussed on 05/04/2002
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