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Old 01-05-2001, 01:15 PM
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Yesterday I walked out to my Fiancee's 86 560sl. She had just filled this hungry car with gas. You could tell there was spillage near the gas tank opening. And you could smell it. I looked inside where the cap is and saw that she hadn't put the cap on very well..it was pretty much just laying there. This would explain why there was gas that had spilled just under the cap and onto the paint on its journey to the concrete below. The next day the interior cab of the car smells like gas. Is this something I should worry about? Or do you think that this is just from the slopping around of the gas without a cap on the tank?
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Old 01-05-2001, 06:34 PM
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The rubber boot around the filler neck is supposed to keep fuel from entering the trunk area. If it's original then fuel probably made it into the trunk. Very easy to replace, not easy to rid trunk of fuel smell.
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Old 01-05-2001, 06:38 PM
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so what exactly would I ask for at a parts shop? is it an easy job?
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2004 VW Passat GLS TDI-50k
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 7k
FOR SALE 1991 300TE 228k

2003 Subaru Outback 57k Silver/Black-SOLD
2005 C230K 18k Pewter/Grey-SOLD
1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
1986 560sl 200k Black/Palimino-SOLD
1985 300sd 340k-SOLD
1979 240d 170k-SOLD
2000 Volvo V70XC-POS couldn't sell fast enough
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Old 01-06-2001, 01:23 AM
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Fuel tank filler neck grommet (# 123 997 35 81). Part is cheap and very simple to install.
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