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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:03 PM
White5tar White5tar is offline
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Smelling Petrol

After leaving the car run for a bit then turning it off i constantly smell petrol in my garage anyone know the reason?
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:27 PM
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You are leaking petrol...

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:31 PM
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You are leaking petrol...
haha, maybe he just left the petrol cap off?
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:57 AM
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Exhaust fumes can smell like petrol. Try turning the engine off right away and see if there is no or reduced smell.
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