Date registered: Nov 2007
Vehicle: W140 Mercedes 500 SE, 1992, European, 410.000 km
Location: Slovenia (Europe)
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fuel smell from rear left wheel
there is a charcoal canister if i recall correctly at the rear left wheel and the fact is that i can smell fuel from this area. i noticed it today. it was first relatively warm day in this year. i assume pressure in the reservoir was relatively high and fuel fumes escaped out but i doubt it should be so. there is no noticeable leaking of the fuel anywhere in the car. the smell comes only from one source ... maybe another source is when i open the trunk and i can smell fuel, too.
did anybody have the same problem and what the problem actually is? broken line from/to fuel reservoir or something like that? maybe broken charcoal canister?