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Just bought a 97 850 GLT SW, Turbo. There is a strong smell of gas specially when I accelarate and brake strong. Examined all the undercarriage and no signs of leak. It seems the smell comes from the engine bay and specially strong with the AC on. With the AC off there is no smell.<br>Suggestions?<br>Thanks Al
 

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Re: gasoline smell (assafdemello)

<B>ALL 850s</B> had a gas tank recall, did yours have the recall done? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I just bought the car. Is there a way to check if the car had the recall done?<br>But the smell is apparently on the engine area, even though smells, specially gasol. propagates very easily.<br>Al
 

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Go to a Volvo dealer, they will tell you in one minute after they look up your VIN
 

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My 95 850 did this, turned out to be a cracked fuel injector tip causing gas to back up through the gaskets and onto the engine.
 

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I believe that this is my problem. This car had the recall done already in 2005 and so this is not the problem like some suggested.<br>Thanks<br>Al
 

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I believe that this is the problem because I took my car already to the dealer and the recall had been done in 05 already.<br>ThANKS<br>Al
 

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So could you see the fuel leak when you eyeballed the injectors/?<br>My 98S70T5 has just started to smell of gasoline from time to time. Not all the time, no codes, no evidence of any leakage anywhere that I can find.
 

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I just bought a 95 turbo wagon and it smells when the tank is filled but not when it's 3/4 full. It doesn't matter if I'm accellerating or braking. I had my VIN checked yesterday and the tank recall has been done. The smell is coming from somewhere else. My friend who's an assistant service manager at the dealer suggessted that it might be something to do with a valve or something in the charcol canister malfunctioning. I won't know until he looks at it. When I find out I'll post something.
 

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Re: gasoline smell (assafdemello)

crankcase ventilation hose.<p>check it, mine was disconnected and pointing straight back towards the vents/cabin. smelled like gasoline, especially when a/c was on windshield.
 
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