Gasoline smell

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THAU818
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I'd just puschaseed a 1992 Jaguar xjs convertible and notice a strong gas odor inside the car after the first fill-up, its been 2 days and still, the smell is pretty strong, this can't be normal. Right? Any help or suggestions are appreciated! Oh, the car has 61000 miles on it.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2006 AT 12:46 AM

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JACK42
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Have it looke dat. Could be a filler problem
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Monday, February 20th, 2006 AT 5:49 PM
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JAG REX
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I have a similar problem with my '99 XK8. I have 39,000 miles on it (yes, low miles - work too much and short drive to work). At random I have a very strong smell of gasoline inside the car. It doesn't relate to fueling up, low or high fuel levels. It is random, although it seems to happen more frequently at start up than just sometime while driving around, although it does happen then on occasion. I have had the local Jaguar dealer look at it three times so far. They don't really seem to be with it. I suggested checking the fuel filter (in the trunk?) And the fuel tank vent tube. They are suggesting that I need the air conditioning system serviced (no, not the air duct - the R134, closed loop system! I'm not kidding!). Did you ever discover the source of your problem? If not, I'll keep you informed as I try to find it on my car.
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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 AT 6:25 PM
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WHODINI
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My '85 XJ6 has the same problem. There was a recall on it that stated it needs a " REVISED FUEL PURGE SYSTEM " to eliminate fuel hose clips.

Go to -Auto Mall USA (recalls) for more details.
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Sunday, April 15th, 2007 AT 12:29 PM
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YOUNGM
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I have the same problem with my 1988 XJS. I have replaced the fuel tank and still have gas smell in the trunk and the cockpit. What was the remedy for your vehicle?
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Monday, April 16th, 2007 AT 5:17 PM
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FIVE STAR
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The fuel pump is in the trunk along with the filter as well. You may want to check all the connections in the fuel system. The age of the car may have something to do with it. The neoprene hoses may be porous and you have some seepage. Check the fuel line going to the front of the car and the return line for rusty spots especially by the clamps that fasten it to the undercarriage. Replace as necessary.
Good Luck.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 10:28 PM

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