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Old 09-12-2009, 09:08 AM
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smelly mess

So apparently the seal on my fuel cap went bad, and I have leaked diesel into my trunk carpet. Anyone with suggestions that are short of cutting it all out? And do I need to wash anything in particular?

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Old 09-12-2009, 12:02 PM
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Probably your "fuel filler neck grommet", easy too replace and will keep fuel from getting into your trunk. Also there is a drain in the little fuel fill compartment that you should make sure is clear.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:22 PM
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You are going to have to pull the carpets and soak em in simple green or some such soap and then rinse; do it a few times.
Same with the trunk and then lots of airing.
Hot water works better than cold
Diesel smell is almost permanent if you don't really clean and rinse.
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Many thanks, will check the grommet and start cleaning

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