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Gas smell strong gas smell coming from volvo s80 in my garage.

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This is a nasty problem with this car. It is the smell of mostly Sulphur. It comes when the Catalytic Convertor gets faulty. Replace it and get Smell-free. Thank you Sir, Have a nice day.

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Fuel pump upper part of the plastic housing is cracked. volvo is aware this happens. they replace working pumps....I fixed the plastic cracks with JB weld. after cleaning and scoring the surface to prep it for the patch job. It worked

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    Fuel pump upper part of the plastic housing is cracked. volvo is aware this happens. they replace working pumps....I fixed the plastic cracks with JB weld. after cleaning and scoring the surface to prep it for the patch job. It worked

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