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Old 09-17-2007, 09:46 PM
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1996 sl 500

Help! I have a gasoline odor in the trunk. Visual inspection indicates nothing wrong with the filler pipe. There is no gas spots on the ground. I replaced the gas cap as well. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:22 PM
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The filters and fuel pumps are underneath, right behind the passenger seat. There are some washers +/or bushings somewhere in there that are known for leaking.

Just a little now, one day you'll find a puddle.

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Old 09-18-2007, 09:16 AM
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ok thanks
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:10 PM
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I had the same issue with my 129. I thought trunk too. But then I jacked it up and pulled the cover off the pumps/filter/accumulator and sure enough, one of the fuel filter connectors had a very minor leak. Tightened it up and all was fine.
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