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Petrol smell!

I have a petrol smell in my 3.0.

I've driven a few 75 Twinsparks and had the petrol smell but not a 3.0.

With the fuel tank in the boot I thought it less likely to rust and give off a smell of petrol, I might be wrong though?!

Does anyone any thoughts as to why this smell occurs? What it could be?
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My initial reaction if you can smell fuel while driving would be an old/worn fuel hose in the engine bay, which would obviously need to be investigated as soon as possible. My 75 - back when it was my Dad's years ago - had a fuel leak when the hose from the fuel pump began rubbing on the chassis and wore through. Fast forward to now, the 75 has been off the road for 9 years and I'm fixing it up, and I found that the hose between the tank and the pump was seriously knackered, I could almost tear it in two by hand. I think there's also a cutout in the top of the tank in which sits the fuel level sender? (At a guess). I assume that will have a rubber gasket in it too which may have perished.

Long story short - I'd be checking over any rubber components in the fuel system.

1999 Alfa GTV Lusso 3.0 V6 24v
1992 Maserati 222 4V (project) - Bigger turbos and rust.
1993 Alfa 75 3.0 V6 Cloverleaf (project) - More rust

(Ex) 1998 Alfa 156 2.5 V6 24v
(Ex) 1999 Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 24v
(Ex) 1994 Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali'
(Ex) 1991 164 3.0 12v Cloverleaf
(Ex) 1995 145 1.6 8V Boxer Zender
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