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Old 06-20-2001, 10:36 AM
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My daughter's '88 420SEL has had the wood panel over the shifter/window switches come loose. We now sometimes notice a gas smell in the passenger cabin on startup which seems more noticeable from the opening where the wood panel is displaced. No noticeable starting or performance changes. Any diagnoses? Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2001, 10:41 AM
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gas smell

Hey, C43:

Have the same year and model, and sometimes note gas smell on startup-especially when backing-out with windows open.

I don't know what it is either, and I also don't have a performance problem. I suspect it's a mixture thing, or something with an exhaust valve.

Hopefully, someone out there will cue us in.
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Old 06-20-2001, 10:44 AM
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I should add that there does not appear to be any gas smell under the hood, including sniffing around the air filter assembly.
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Old 06-20-2001, 02:02 PM
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Next time you do a cold start, have someone watch the cold start valve. It might be leaking a little.
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