1995 Jaguar XJ6 gas smells from trunk

Tiny
GENEHOUK
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  • 1995 JAGUAR XJ6
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
We have bad gas smells from the trunk and then last night we 1/2 filled tank with gas and then found gasoline dripping from the back end.
any suggestions how to fix this leak
This morning there is no leak and is this safe
driving this car right now.
Please advise any do it yourself repair I can do
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 12:04 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Check the tank and lines for leaks. And replace as necassary. I would repair ASAP.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 8:54 AM
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CJ_RUTHERFORD
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On your 95 XJ6 the fuel cap is below the drivers side rear window, in front of the trunk, laying flat. Right? Same as mine. If you filled the tank before this and spilled any gas outside of the tank, there is a line running from this resevoir to underneath the car, sort of towards the backseats, but underneath the tank in the trunk. It might have been gas from this runoff line? Just a thought you might want to check out if it isn't an actual leak.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 AT 3:02 PM
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I can share my findings with smelly trunk on Jaguar XJS', which may help your case. The problem with this issue is the design. All fuel lines are made of rubber and these are not totally sealed to gas vapors. On top, all of these connections are in the trunk. The problem can be partially solved using a fuel sniffer, locating the porous hoses and replacing the worse ones with the best quality hoses you can buy. Direct OEM replacement is not a solution. The long hose coming from the left of the tank down to the surge tank is the worst offender. There are also vapor leaks through the fuel sending unit. Assemble the gasket with silicone sealant on both side of the gasket. Ideally, all hoses should be replaced with steel lines, but this is a major undertaking.
A fuel sniffer will show you that gas vapor leaks are found all over the system. It is sad that Jaguar does not offer a sound solution for this serious issue.
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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 AT 6:43 AM

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