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Old 03-15-2001, 01:59 AM
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Over the past few days, I have noticed a strong odor of gas fumes in the cabin of my '92 400e (71K). The odor is also present when opening the trunk. There are no visible fuel leaks from anywhere underneath the car. I did peel back the carpet, etc. inside the trunk to examine the fuel filler neck and fuel tank and did not notice anything unusual or any apparent fuel leaks. Could this odor be coming from a worn/faulty fuel cap gasket? If not, what could be the problem? How do I fix it? Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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Old 03-15-2001, 09:18 PM
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This happened to the Webmaster's car a few weeks ago. It turned out that the fuel tank had a small crack in it...You could not see the crack until the tank was removed! IT was in the front toward the back seat.

The extended warranty paid the $600. bill.
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Old 03-15-2001, 10:15 PM
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Gas odor

Before tearing out the tank, check to see if your gas cap is still there. It may have been left at the gas station the last time you bought gas.
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