[s-cars] Unlocatable fuel-like smell

Ian McKee ian.mckee at tait.co.nz
Wed Oct 19 23:05:21 EDT 2005

My 96 S6 also has a fuel smell - mostly when colder, and very noticeable 
inside the car.
I have traced it to a very minute leak on one end of the metal fuel line 
as it runs across the top of the firewall inside the engine bay where 
the line meets the braided hoses to become flexible to go to the fuel 
When the smell is present, I can feel a very small amount of fuel at 
this junction, and I can very slightly twist the braided hose on the 
metal pipe and make it better or worse.
I haven't fixed it yet ( does anyone have any ideas!), but was planning 
on talking to a hose doctor who may be able to crimp the fitting a 
little more.


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