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    Hi Chaps,

    Took the wifes car to work today and noticed I could smell a slight diesel / fume smell in the cabin from the blowers.

    Had a look under the bonnet when I got to work and all was as clean as a whistle except around injector no 1.

    Its all wet and black sooty around it.. When smelling this perticular area with the car engine hot this is the smell I think I can smell in the cabin.

    So - do we think injector seal? Not sure what else it could be really? Leak off pipes seem dry.

    here is a pic of what I mean you can see the wetness and the black soot type dust:





    What do we think?

    Ant

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    Looks like it from pics, clean area & watch for further leaks.

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    black and sooty could be it chuffing past the seal. if its wet and smelly (oh err) of diesel then the union..
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    Ok thanks guys..

    Am going to spray and jetwash down tomorrow and keep an eye on it..

    VX changed the Injectors less than a year ago - so if they are leaking then it should be under warrenty of a year for the injector replacement I hope!!

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    i get the same smell now and again fella
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    no 1 injector wasnt wet like that the last time I looked.. So there is defo something weaping..

    Going to jetwash the engine tomorrow and then run for a week and see if comes back.. if not, no problem, if it does, a little call to Vx .. But I want to TELL them what it is first ..

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    p.s. Txt me that number fella

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    is it tightened down properly
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    not checked yet matey... will do tomorrow

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    text ya
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    Something similar happened on my Vec B 2.2DTi. The injector pipes weren't tightened down properly.

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