Our 96 850 has about 87K miles and has gave us a strong gas smell
the car is driven into garage, parked, and stopped in last month. We
to found out where the gas smell came from w/o too much luck, though
pointed to left front of the car, and right rear of the cat (fuel
area). But, we could not spot a sing of fuel leak at all.
The gas smell is extremely bad with a full tank fill-up. The garage
like gas every where. I saw small amount of fuel leak around the clamp
of fuel tank and fuel filler neck. I removed the clamp and cleaned
out the dirt, did it second time to clean the fuel neck and tank
surface for any possible dirt. (I had to loose the fuel neck at fuel
door and had my wife pull the fuel neck some so I could cleaned it.)
not leak for a while until yesterday. With a full tank fill-up, I
the fuel tank was wet with fuel around the clamp area again!
is gas smell in the garage.)
I removed two covers in the trunk to access fuel pump and tube
connections area of the fuel tank, and found no fuel leak or wet spot
I called my Volvo dealer, a technician told me there is a gromment
or O ring type of material) between the fuel filler neck and fuel
prevent it from leaking (Volvo part #6842188 $13.51). My problem is
that I did
not see this gromment while I cleaned it twice. Would the gromment
after 8 years of service? If there was not a gromment before, why it
leaking fuel before? Was this a real problem?
It seems that the fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel lines, etc. all have be
to remove the fuel tank to install this gas tank gromment. Is it
Is there another way to fix it?
thanks and best regards,
1996 850 87K