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No matter how far I drive my car , when I get out of drivers side I smell gas , for quite awhile. It can be hot or cool outside, strong odor when I pull it into garage. Thank You

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When my 94 SL1 had this problem turned out to be a bad MAP sensor. Could be another problem such as a leak in a line as well. You are throwing gasoline away, not burning it, get some mechanical attention ASAP.

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