Fuel smell in cabin on 10 Mini S Turbo convertable

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Asked by Nov 03, 2016 at 07:27 AM about the 2010 MINI Cooper S Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought my Mini about 3 weeks ago from the Mini dealer and any time I
have the top up I experience a strong fuel smell in the cabin. I am changing
out the regular maintenance items (plugs(iridium), filters(K&N), etc) to see
if that helps. I have read a few places that the intakes will get a lot of
carbon build up, but I don't know if that would force fuel to go through the
system unspent so that I smell it inside. I don't see any visible cracks,
breaks, or otherwise on the fuel rail or the hoses. The turbo kicks in and
does great, so I don't it's that. It also doesn't seem to have any air flow
issues, so I am ruling out the MAF. I am looking for suggestions before I
take it back to the dealership and lose it for a few days. My husband says
just leave the top down all the time. I want to agree, but eventually it will
rain. Thanks in advanced for the help.

3 Answers

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I would guess that you have an exhaust leak or maybe a fuel leak.

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I think so too, but I'll wondering if anyone else has has this happen and can give me an idea of where to look for the leak. There are no visible leaks on the ground, smoke from exhaust, or loss of power.

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Hi, why do I smell gas when I drive my 2004 mini cooper S

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