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Tracy
post Aug 16 2008, 10:19 AM
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filled up my car on thurs and noticed a gas smell thought it was on me and the next day when i got into my car youcould still smell the gas. there are no leaks coming from under the car and no gas smell under the hood. you can not smell gas outside the car only when you are in it. even tried turning on the fan, but no smell from the vents. can anyone help please!!!
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post Aug 16 2008, 12:38 PM
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does it increase in intensity when you start the car?
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post Aug 16 2008, 01:16 PM
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The car runs the same as it has always. Its so strange what is happening
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post Aug 16 2008, 02:52 PM
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not asking if car runs, does it SMELL more when it is running?
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post Aug 16 2008, 03:28 PM
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my 960 had a gas leak in the front end of the fuel rail. Check your engines system fuel system closely.
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the smell is less while i am driving, the windows are open, but i can still faintly smell the gas. i was reading some of the other blogs, i found this, could it be this?Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (Volvo) has decided that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists in certain model year 1994-1997 Volvo 850 vehicles.

In certain cases, after prolonged exposure to extreme heat, the fuel tank may develop seepage at the heat shield attachment. This is because the heat shield attachment locations may not meet certain Volvo specifications. When this occurs, a fuel odor may be present. Fuel seepage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

i think i might be calling the dealership to see if my car might be one of the effected
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post Aug 17 2008, 02:30 AM
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Yes, i think you should sent it in.

Also, get them to pop your fuel-pump to see if there are any traces of evaporated fuel (or still flooding!?) fuel at the neck to the fuel-pump. The black round plastic seal may be broken.

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post Aug 17 2008, 06:44 PM
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Gents

I am beginning to notice the same smell with my wagon. I checked underneath and notice where the fuel tank connects to the fuel point tube the rubber seal or band that connects the two is showing signs of wear. Will check with dealer to see if that is covered in recall.

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Please do.

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QUOTE (epereira @ Aug 17 2008, 07:44 PM)
Gents

I am beginning to notice the same smell with my wagon. I checked underneath and notice where the fuel tank connects to the fuel point tube the rubber seal or band that connects the two is showing signs of wear. Will check with dealer to see if that is covered in recall.

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Mine too. Same spot and showing fuel leaks on the tank and around the rubber seal. Nothing on the floor yet. Could be anytime now. Where can we buy that Rubber Seal?
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