Fuel Leak?

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CRA
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Fuel Leak?

Post by CRA » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:20 am

2017 Kia Niro EX Premium just had 24000 km service. Now when driving at highway speed for 15 min or so, when I pull off the hwy and stop there is a strong smell of gasoline in the interior? Dealer thought possible gas cap problem but not so. Does not seem to happen when driving at lower speed for shorter periods around town. Any ideas?


CRA
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Re: Fuel Leak?

Post by CRA » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:06 am

Problem solved (by me). At the recent service, the technician failed to properly insert the dipstick. As a result, at especially highway speed, the (expensive) synthetic oil was spraying under pressure all over the engine and the vapours were then sucked into the interior, especially as you come to a stop. Really, you can't trust a dealership to put a dipstick in the little tube correctly?!!*!


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