Affecting: Older Petrol Models
An annoying and potentially dangerous and expensive fault. We have found a number of older petrol models of all makes coming in with fuel smell or poor fuel economy booking in. Many of these cars have the same fault. Simply fuel leaking from the fuel filter mounted under the car (usually near the tank). The cause is simply corrosion.
Modern petrol model rarely have a fuel filter fitted these days so if it is not immediately obvious under the car, call off the search.