fuel smell

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FRY600d
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fuel smell

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Hi i have a 2014 RT which i have had for a few months.It has always smelt of petrol.i assumed i could smell from the breather.But i am beginning think it has a slight leak.i am asking the forum if theirs smell or is this unusual.Thanks Carl
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A "Google Search" came up with this thread on BMWMOA, https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.ph ... 14-R1200RT
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FRY600d wrote:i am asking the forum if theirs smell or is this unusual.Thanks Carl

Yes. It is NOT right.

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I used to have that raw gasoline smell from my 2014 RT. Finally figured out it was the fuel cap not seating. I put grease on the latch assembly, and make an effort to close it more carefully.


Never a whiff after doing this!
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No, On my 2015 RT I’ve never smelt fuel other than when opening up the obvious, ie tank filler cap! I occasionally get a whiff of what smells like hot rubber after a run on the bike. Clueless as to exactly what is causing the smell, but it hasn’t ever caused any issues to date.
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On the odd occasion I've had that fuel smell it has been after refuelling. The filler cap doesn't give that satisfying click if I simply press it down after refuelling.
I find it better to raise the fuel cap catch with my thumb as I press down on the fuel cap. It seals properly which means  no escaping fuel vapour.
On an earlier RT model (ie 2004) I got the vapours when the quick disconnects weren't joined properly or were cracking up with age. But that's another problem altogether.


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garr2 wrote: ... The filler cap doesn't give that satisfying click if I simply press it down after refuelling.
I find it better to raise the fuel cap catch with my thumb as I press down on the fuel cap.

Ian

Yes, +1 to that.
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