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Fuel smell after the fill-up. Then goes away as you drive. Also, appear to have no vacumm and or venting sound when the gas cap is removed when filling-up.

Fuel smell after the fill-up. It then goes away as you drive it.

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  • JQ240SX May 16, 2009

    To Gostephen:

    I tend to fill-up to the nearest dollar sometimes. The gas smell eventually dissipates as I use the car. I changed the grommet and metal fuel neck to no avail. I had the dealership pressure test the tank with negative results for a leak. Out of their poor advise, I didn't change the hose connector that attaches the metal fuel neck to the tank. Any advise?

  • stephen gosser May 11, 2010

    after the pump shuts off do you keep pumping to round it up to the next dollar?

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Thats just the tank venting as you are filling and driving off for the first time, nothing to worry about unless the smell continues then it could ither be fuel cap or maybe a perished fuel hose. hope this helped.

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