A fuel leak may very well happen on your Jaguar F Pace. If this were the case, it is imperative to solve it as soon as possible. You should know that an accident could quite possibly happen quickly if the smallest spark came close. But don’t panic. If you comply with the safety instructions, nothing will happen to you. You should also note that the smell of the gasoline is very strong and be smelled all around your Jaguar F Pace, but it could be a micro oozing without gravity.
In this article we will take you detail by detail to put in place the security measures and also try to find the fuel leak.
(Note that if you were about to take your Jaguar F Pace to the roadworthiness test, this situation would lead to a refusal of validation).
If you have already solved the problem but the smell persist, we invite you to follow this link to an article explaining “how to remove the gasoline smell from your Jaguar F Pace”.
Different basic steps to get you to safety in case of a fuel leak on your Jaguar F Pace:
If you are driving, stop as soon as possible to stop your Jaguar F Pace’s engine.
Each passenger must get away and move far away from the vehicle.
If you are at a standstill, watch out for those around you. Are you in a restricted space, such as a garage? Try to aerate as much as possible. Do not turn on the light if you can.
Do not smoke, or do any action that could create a spark. Any electronic equipment should also be eliminated. (Mobile phone nearby your Jaguar F Pace).
You’ve secured as much of the area as you can. From now on, you will have to visually inspect your Jaguar F Pace.
If you can, wait about ten minutes before proceeding, this will make it possible for the engine to cool down, and also the potential leak to leave traces on the ground, making it less difficult to detect.
If you have the equipment, raise your Jaguar F Pace, working with a jack or candle if you have to take a look at below.
The tank is located at the rear of your Jaguar F Pace, it is the first area to be checked.
Inspect the hoses that come out of the engine. (Small black pipes). Look for traces of small cuts, specific openings.
In most cases, the fuel tank is pierced.
If your vehicle is not anymore recent, it is likely. If, on the other hand, you bought it new recently, it may not be the case unless you have had an accident with your Jaguar F Pace.
If you have spotted the leak, you should go to the garage. Only take your vehicle if it is a very small leak. If you have any concerns, call him.
It is more dangerous with a gasoline vehicle that would ignite straightaway, whereas a diesel vehicle must be heated before it ignites.
If you have not observed any leaks from your Jaguar F Pace’s tank, they may come from the fuel filter. It may be detached or simply broken. It is recommended not to do this kind of manipulation by yourself, if you think it comes from there, call a garage.
Otherwise, check your filter cartridge. Its function is to limit exhaust gases on your Jaguar F Pace by burning them in order to protect the environment. If this one were out of order, you would smell fuel. If this were the case, it would perhaps be necessary to have the complete exhaust system overhauled, which must be getting old.
If your Jaguar F Pace is an older model, and you have a carburetor, it may be questioned. Logically, you should have an electronic injection system and the failure should not come from there.
If you have not yet discovered the failure so far on your Jaguar F Pace, you must now turn to the engine compartment and the multiple parts that make it up.
Keep an eye on the hose connections with the fuel filter, as i have said above, the condition of the fuel filter.
Otherwise, examine the pipes leading to the common rail of the injectors (indirect injection) or to the HP pump (direct injection),
and finally, the injector seals of your Jaguar F Pace.
Conclusion on your Jaguar F Pace that smells gasoline
As you have noticed in this article, it is necessary to take certain safety measures before taking action. Don’t take any unnecessary risks.
For most repairs, it requires professional labour.
Then, we recommend that you regularly maintain your Jaguar F Pace to avoid this kind of situation and in a broader sense any possible failure. Some breakdowns are clearly due to the wear and tear of time and therefore inevitable.
If you wish more tutorials on the Jaguar F Pace, go to our Jaguar F Pace category.