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My 1988 merc 560SL. When engine running there is a strong smell of gasoline inside car. No gas observed on driveway. Any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Starts as usual, not really gas hog, do very little mileage, perhaps 60 miles per week.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 560SL yourself? What have you tried so far?

Only just noticed this week, wondering if I can get it on a lift somewhere to see if a hose has a pinhole leak. Intend to pick up a new gas and oil filter today.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thank you, ***** ***** mention engine sometimes hesitates for a second while driving.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 10 months ago
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Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 10 months ago

Hey how are you

1- 2 Areas you need to check, the fuel injector and the fuel line under the car at the fuel pump and filter

2- I would suspect fuel around the engine are if you smelling it thru the vent inside the car

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Will have items 1 and 2 checked out - any estimates on costs by a mechanic. Thank you.
Mercedes Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 10 months ago

Something like these , should not be more than 1 hour to trouble shoot , plus parts

so here like in SC ,where I live , $100 labor olus parts, fuel pump & fuel filter $150

if the injectors or injector module , that could be more expensive $700 to $1000

And also could be a rubber hose return line, clamps, weak at connetion, and that around $30 parts

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