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Howdy...a newbie here...I hav a '92 300e, and over the last week or so I have noticed a rather strong gas smell after the car has sat for a while....no leaks, tight pressurized seal on cap, not over filled...noticed smell from a full tank to an empty...any ideas....thanks
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RE: gas smell

Sounds like you might have a leaky cat. Does your car sound normal or has it been making a putting noise? If you have detrimined that gas isnt leaking out of the lines or dripping onto the ground then i would concentrate on the exhaust system.

But it would be best to post in the section for your car and you will get more answers.
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RE: gas smell

tour car is a w124.

i have a 300ce, it used to reek of petrol, then i had a stainless fitted, mo fo's tip top now so i would agree with the above on the exhaust^^^^^^

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