Smell of petrol every now and then + Engine light

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Bongo1
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Smell of petrol every now and then + Engine light

Post by Bongo1 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:10 pm

Hi all

Tried a search on this topic but didn't find any info.

Getting a slight smell of petrol on the Bongo every now and then plus the engine light comes on every now and then as well.

Any ideas please?

Many thanks
Hazzobongo
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Re: Smell of petrol every now and then + Engine light

Post by Hazzobongo » Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:16 pm

Are the aux belts correctly tensioned and have you checked for a fuel leak would be my first jobs.
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Re: Smell of petrol every now and then + Engine light

Post by Bongo1 » Wed Jul 13, 2022 2:25 pm

Good point on the fuel leak.

How would the Aux belts effected things, sorry I'm very new to the mechanics side of things
Hazzobongo
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Re: Smell of petrol every now and then + Engine light

Post by Hazzobongo » Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:45 am

If the alternator belts aren't at the correct tension the dash lights will do as you describe as well as the battery won't be getting its full charge current, I'd also check the oil level to make sure its not low.