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June 30, 2009, 3:22 pm

Mary W
 

Question: Gasoline smell

Just recently I noticed a gasoline smell when I park the car. Smell from drivers side engine area. No leaks that I can see.


July 1, 2009, 5:13 pm

Elizabeth K
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Here's a link with one possibility:
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34579

In that situation, the smell was getting into the car from underneath. If you're only smelling it when out of the car, it could be something different. Because of the pressures associated with the fuel injection system, a leak would be vaporized, and you would not be able to see it. Although it is more likely that the leak is associated with the charcoal canister purge valve or something harmless, the chance does exist that is something dangerous and you should have it inspected immediately, considering what you are placing at risk.


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