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Strong gas odor

Lately I've had a very strong smell of gasoline whenever the V is on. I've pulled the sidecovers and stuck my face in there to no avail. Anyone else had this issue?

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Yea I've smelled gas from time to time. I have assumed it is vappor from the expansion of gas during the warm weather.
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Yea I've smelled gas from time to time. I have assumed it is vappor from the expansion of gas during the warm weather.
Same here, and it doesn't have to be warm weather. I also occasionally hear a high pitch whine from the tank while parked. It all has to do with the vapor leaking out of the filler. It's a feature, is it not?

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I know this is an old thread, but thought I would jump in here. This past week we had several days over 100 degrees and my V has developed this smell. I assume it is just from fuel expansion but if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.
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It is normal, it is the gas venting due to expansion. Don't worry about it.
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It is normal, it is the gas venting due to expansion. Don't worry about it.
Just DON'T (ahem) fire-up a smoke....

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See if any gas is on your key after inserting it in the filler cap.
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Lately I've had a very strong smell of gasoline whenever the V is on. I've pulled the sidecovers and stuck my face in there to no avail. Anyone else had this issue?
Yes Steve08, I had the same problem with me, but I have read this all of the stuff and I finally got the little idea that what should I do. Now hopefully I will be solve my problem.
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It is normal, it is the gas venting due to expansion. Don't worry about it.
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Don,t worry about it.if the sound bothers you just flip open the filler cap and it will go silent.

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