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Fuel smell when opening rear hatch/boot

Does anyone know where weak point may be to cause a smell of fuel when opening the boot?

I have the five door hatchback Rover 45 2.0td L series 53 plate.

Any tips on whether there are seals by the tank? Any weakness on the fuel inlet pipe? Is the top of the tank prone to rust on the Rover 45?

On my Vauxhall's I would use black waxoyl on most of the underside and any fuel leak would leave an obvious line in the waxoyl.
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Tanks usually rust around the seam first.

There is also an access hatch under the boot carpet which if not done up properly would let the smell in. At some point I think the deleted the access hatch though.
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