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Old 07-14-2008, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel smell. where is the carbon canister of my 98 slk 230?

Hello! My SLK 230 1998, smells fuel a lot. When i open the fuel cap exit some gasses. Any solution? I read that the solution is in the carbon canister????¿¿¿¿ Where is and what is it???? Please some photos could help me. Thank you and sorry for my English!.
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The car only smell. There arent looses and the tank isnt broken. The car run perfectly. it´s only a bad smell....
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Here ya go.

Carbon can is the white one.
Fuel pump is the blue stripe.
Fuel filter is the large silver one.

All behind the right rear tire under the plastic splash shield.
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Agree with AM/PM - what you probably have is a failed clamp where one of the hoses go onto the filter or pump and get a bit of evaporated fuel smell.

Clip a bit off and use a standard jubilee clamp to replace - original clamps cannot be used again

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Thank you AMPM and oberoi for your replies!!!!! Your photo help me a lot!!! Thak you another time! More greetings from Spain!
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Also check fuel filler cap is OK
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi Bazzle! You tell that is possible the fuel filler cap....
When i open the fuel filler cap always i hear the gas (a lot). My mechanic told me the same. And he told me to make a small hole in the fuel cap to breathe and not accumulate gases. It is as if the deposit is very tight and not leaving gases.
Is it may need to change the carbon canister that is dirty or broken?
Do you know the reference of the piece carbon canister?
Thank you another time!
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Drill a hole in the gas cap, and you will get a fuel warning light!

Don't do it.
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Thanks, no holes in the fuel cap!
The carbon canister... can i buy in the mercedes service? or is a standar piece?
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I too have a large build up of pressure which is released when I undo my petrol filler cap, almost blows off in my hands when I twist it!
Can this Carbon canister be causing this, Do you have to replace the whole canister or is it possible to just service it? Thanks
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