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Heavy fuel odor in car. 1/4 tank drained in about a mile of driving. Added 2 gallons, drove 3 miles and car stopped. Fuel tank reading empty again. Now won't start.

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Better have this looked at as soon as possible.This could be a very dangerous situation.Could cause a fire hazard.If you can`t see any leaks then get it checked out by a service shop.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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