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Old 03-17-2003, 12:20 PM
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The answers so far regarding exhaust fumes while in traffic has merit.

Gas fumes on the other hand require further investigation...it will only get worse!

I have had two experiences with this...the SL had a tremendously bad gas smell at one time (especally with the top down), but it was easily detected as gas trickled out from the bottom of the car. Replaced a bad fuel hose clamp and everything was fine.

Just in the past month, the same occurred with the 300E. But could not detect a leak and nothing dripped when I started the car and inspected the fuel pump area. So I cleaned everything up and tested a few days later. This time, I saw a very small damp area on one of the fuel hoses. So I replaced it and now the fumes are gone.

It's amazing how little gas it takes to announce itself!
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