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    I have had my car a week now and I have noticed a slight Diesel smell.

    I notice it after a long journey along the motorway circa 60 miles, may happen after a shorter journey. I can smell it while driving, it only happens when I come to a halt at either a junction or a set of traffic lights.

    I have not noticed it during normal town commuting.

    Any advice will be appreciated.

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    No ideas anyone?

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    I have a charcoal smell from mine at cold start
    If you can smell diesel then something is clearly wrong, get back to a dealership within 3 days

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    I am going to give them a call on Monday.

    I cant smell it while driving, its only when I come to a stop for about 30 seconds then it goes away. I have looked for leaks but cant see any.

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    Have you checked the fuel filter itself?
    When was the car last serviced?

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    The car is only 2 weeks old with 1200 miles on the clock...fuel filter was my thoughts. Is there a way to check it?

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    Run the car to hot
    Park the car up on a level dry surface, ideally with no oil marks
    Leave overnight
    Roll the car and observe for any liquid deposits
    With a latex or plastic glove, run your hand over the fuel filter, check for liquid

    There is also a diesel return valve that returns diesel to the fuel tank and this may be faulty

    Ideally, get the Vectra to a dealership early in the morning with about 1/4 of a tank of fuel and permit them to conduct a road test

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    there is a breather hose to the back right of top of engine mate that was fitted with a duff clip from the factory and oil seeps from this causing a oil smell like you have noticed ,if you take it to vauixhall they will replace it with a stronger jubilee type clip HTH

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    Cheers, I will have a shufty tomorrow

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    you shouldnt scratch your nose after refuelling hehehe

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