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Black stuff on & around fuel cap. What is it?

Black stuff on & around fuel cap, spreading outside fuelcap door. Scrubs off pretty much but grows again. What is it?

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2009

    It is not exhaust. I now belive it to be dried gas & dirt residue that gets blown around inside the lid.

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I guess it pretty much has to be exhaust. How is your exhaust system? Could it be leaking and rising up into the cap area? Is the pipe secure in the gas compartment? Does it look like rubber or plastic, or soot/ exhaust?

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