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    I seem to be posting weekly since I have owned my Vectra C Direct, It seems obvious that the Z22SE is a much better engine than the Z22YH. lol!

    I can now smell fuel from inside the car and when I turn the engine off and listen I can hear like a hissing sound around this area in particular:

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    Is there any common problems or easy ways to find the leak without using a lighter or match

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    i had a fuel smell turn up in the car, so while car was running had a look under the car and can see petrol dripping out from under the engine, turned out to be a dodgy fuel injector seal and was leaking from that, same sort of area as the picture aswell

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    Thanks for that, Im hoping that the job is easy enough to do! Did you take your to a garage or do it yourself?

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    i had a leaky injector seal on my signum once, it would stink of petrol as well. It was quite an easy job to fix but I had to change the O rings around the injectors and the cups..

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    Would a leaking injector still making a hissing noise after engine is turned off tho? does it for about 5-10 minutes, so im assuming its something to do with high pressure. Are the fuel lines high pressure before the injectors or before and after?
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    no mine did not do that... once the engine was off it was quiet... doesn't your engine have the high pressure fuel pump in the engine bay?

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    Yeh it has the dreaded High Pressure Fuel Pump, but no noise coming from that luckily!

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    i took it to a garage, cnt say if it made a hissing noise or not i didnt have a listen was more concerened with the smell of petrol

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    Ahhh right, Thanks anyways

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    Have you checked out the website http://www.z22se.co.uk/forum/

    These guys have loads of knowledge and info on both the Z22SE and Z22YH engine, they might be able to help.

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