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help strong smell of petrol

I bought my mini cooper conv 04 plate just 11K miles in july (last month). Straight away i noticed a strong smell of petrol. I haven't smelt it whilst driving - only if I park, leave engine running and go to boot or open some gates at a friends etc. Initially there was a popping sound coming from the exhaust as I turned off the engine but to be fair this seems to have gone - petrol consumption seems high but I have had a 1.4 seat ibiza. I am getting about 380 miles from a full tank (48 quids worth) mixture of town/motorway driving.

It is booked in at the garage but i would like a bit of a head start.

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Claire

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