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The 850 has been doing so absolutely splendidly, and then this afternoon my parents came home from a good 70 mile drive and there is a mild gas smell in the garage. I should preface this by saying that it is 110F here in California, and that the fuel tank recall work was completed last fall. I haven't seen any gasoline on the floor, but I will keep an eye, and nose, on it. Any insight would be most appreciated. Thank you, and have a most wonderful weekend <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>p.s. I should also state that the gas cap is on properly.
 

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Re: gas smell coming from the '96 850................... (1sciroccofahrer)

True to form, I just went into the garage and the smell was gone. I will go back out in an hour and see what's going on. Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: gas smell coming from the '96 850................... (1sciroccofahrer)

There are 2 gas tank recalls<br>1 is the heat shield<br>1 is the o ring on the tanks sender
 

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Re: gas smell coming from the '96 850................... (850-GLT-WAGON)

Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I have had a similar problem, only when I fill the tank all the way up. But, I can see the gas dripping down the back of the tank. Of course, the dealer claimed there was no leak. I will need to inquire about the recall for the "o" ring since this may be the problem.<p>Thanks
 

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Re: (andrewclee)

I purchased a new gas cap this morning, and erased the code, so hopefully this will rectify the problem. I went under the car yesterday and was unable to discern any noticeable fuel leaks. I am thinking, and hoping, that the gas cap was the extent of the problem. As always, I will report back when my parents return home from San Francisco later this evening. Have an absolutely wonderful Monday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>andrewclee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have had a similar problem, only when I fill the tank all the way up. But, I can see the gas dripping down the back of the tank. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>how much are u filling up as a full tank? most tanks aren't meant to be completely full.. there is a residual space normally..
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steve s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>how much are u filling up as a full tank? most tanks aren't meant to be completely full.. there is a residual space normally..</TD></TR></TABLE><br>That's bull, all that will happen is fuel will spill over, THEN you will get a smell. If no overflow, no fuel, no smell
 

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My parents returned home from San Francisco, and the cel was still off. So hopefully, the new gas cap did the trick. Did an oil change on the car this morning, turned off the service light, and it is good to go. Have a wonderful day one and all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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