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Old 02-11-2001, 10:47 PM
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I have a gas odor in the passenger compartment and trunk area of my 89 560SL. It is very noticeable after the car has been sitting for over a few hours and goes away while driving. I have not seen any fuel stains in the car or on my garage floor. I also notice that there is a release of pressure when I undo my gas cap to refuel. Is this gas odor a common problem??
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Old 02-12-2001, 07:58 AM
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Somewhat common, but repairable. There is an expansion tank just above the fuel tank that allows vapors to be returned to engine, purge system. Common for these to breath!! Also & first make sure that the filler neck seal is in good shape.
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Old 02-12-2001, 10:22 AM
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560SL Gas Odor

M.B.DOC, Thanks for the speedy reply. Do you have any idea what kind of cost I would be looking at to replace the expansion tank?
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