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TOPIC: 142S Gas Smell in Cabin

Re: 142S Gas Smell in Cabin 2 years 11 months ago #163

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The tank is an expansion tank to capture fumes and if the hose is not connected, this could very well be your problem.

If not, check this next item:

I had a similar experience with my 1800 when it was new. The Volvo mechanics could never find the problem, but I finally did. Try lifting up the trunk mat and checking the sending unit gasket. The screws can come loose, the gasket dry out or in my case the gasket was never installed correctly and allowed fumes to excape.

Worth a look.
I want to die like my Grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep.
Not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
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Re: 142S Gas Smell in Cabin 2 years 10 months ago #177

It was the loose hose that I found. The previous owner had the evaporation tank in backwards so the hose would not reach. I reinstalled it and reconnected the hose. I checked all the rest of the hoses none were loose. No more gas smell. I convinced my wife it was safe to drive and we took it 250 miles to Pittsburgh with no
trouble. I contacted vp and they sent an extensive parts list. The sucking sound coming from my wallet has already began.
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