Smell of raw fuel - Mercedes-Benz Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Smell of raw fuel

I have a 1989 300E and have noticed the odor of gasoline when I use the heater. Presumably drawing in the odor from the engine compartment, though I cannot find any signs of leaking fuel. Any ideas?

Thanks.
dmpohly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 05:01 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
MarcusF's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 CLK430
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,681
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
If you have a charcoal cannister/vapor recovery system, those will reek of gas when they fail (and they can fail a number of ways).
MarcusF is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 06:42 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
tuttebenne's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,416
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 215 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmpohly View Post
I have a 1989 300E and have noticed the odor of gasoline when I use the heater. Presumably drawing in the odor from the engine compartment, though I cannot find any signs of leaking fuel. Any ideas?

Thanks.
If you are a DIY type person take off the air cleaner and check the fuel enrichment valve. it is on the rear side of the fuel injection distributor. Its black, held on by two screws and is 1 inch by 1 inch by two inches. These things develop a leak and since the proximity is relatively near the heater blower it makes sense you are smelling it when the climate control is running. they are simple to change but cost approx $300 from the dealer.

Good luck.

'89 300E
'90 300CE
'93 400E
'93 500E
'00 E320
'73 Alfa GTV
'77 308GTB
tuttebenne is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    fuel smell John Mars W163 M-Class 2 08-10-2007 08:42 PM
    Fuel Smell Prochambers W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 7 07-05-2007 07:51 PM
    Raw diesel exhaust smell peww 240DieselPower W123 E,CE,D,CD,TD,TE Class 1 05-05-2007 07:25 PM
    Raw gas smell rsmith R/C107 SL/SLC Class 1 01-10-2007 08:43 AM
    Raw fuel from tailpipes...lead foot condition or... Guest (MBNZ) W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 0 08-07-2002 06:47 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome