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Old 07-08-1999, 11:11 PM
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Hi, I have a 1986 560sl, the problem is that the car has developed a very strong gas odor and nobody can figure it out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-08-1999, 11:23 PM
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All R107 SL's have had this type of problem since early times! There is an expansion tank for fuel vapors mounted above the fuel tank. The early ones were plastic & later steel. All of them leak!!


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Old 02-06-2000, 08:34 PM
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I have an 83' 500sl. I had a leak where the fuel line connects to the fuel pump. I replaced the copper seals and that corrected the problem. A couple of days later I filled the fuel tank for the first time. The next day I noticed a strong gas smell in the car. I then found gasoline on the floor in the garage very near the location that the leak in the fuel line caused. Upon inspection, I found the gas to be coming through the rubber grommet that the electric connections for the fuel pump pass thru. Would this be consistant with the expansion tank leak?
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Old 02-06-2000, 10:25 PM
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Hello M.B.DOC,

Is the repair for this problem to replace the tank or repair . Also about where is it located.

thank alot


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