BLACK SOOT

1997 Mercury Marquis

Tiny

dano2448

November, 14, 2010 AT 12:21 PM

Have a 1997 grand marquis. What does it mean when you have what looks to be black soot around fill neck hole for fuel tank?

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2 Answers

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 14, 2010 AT 1:08 PM

It probably means someone tried to put something into your fuel tank. There is not reason for anything to be there.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 14, 2010 AT 1:10 PM

Now, if your referring to the outside of the car and it really is soot, it could be coming out of the exhaust and getting on there due to an over rich fuel mixture.

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