smell gas under car coming little drip wherer the pan cover is at,turned on car and it was coming out alot faster,

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Asked by Nov 04, 2014 at 04:55 PM about the 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

its a 1999 MB/500 SL roadster 57,000 (convertible and hard top) clean as all inside
and out,,motor emmaculate 1st week ownership. smelled gas looked under car  very
tiny drips,,turned on car came out a lot faster,So I turned off the car ,What could this
be,,the pan cover looks like it has a amall circle with tiny holes in the middle of this
pan cover?? the car sat in the previous car owner most of the year,under hood the
insulation is falling apart,,the prev,owner kept it in heated garage,like i said
EXCELLENT SHAPE INSIDE AND OUT,.BUT NOW THIS HAPPENS,MAYBE DRY
ROT WITH THE GAS LINED OR A SEAL OR A GAS PUMP IT SOUNDS RIGHT TO
ME,BECAUSE WHEN I TURNED ON THE CAR THE GAS CAME OUT A LOT
FASTER?? THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT,, I WILL BE WATCHING FOR YOUR
RESPONDS,,U CAN CALL ME IF YOU LIKE!! 914-418-5677,,NY STATE,,THANKS
BUDDY!!GOD BLESS!!APPRECIATE YOUR EXCELLENT ADVICE AT A TIME LIKE
THIS,,It's a AMG package roadster  too.LOVE this CAR,,

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ok patty, not sure what pan you are talking about?? the reason the gas comes out more when you start the car is because the fuel pump is pumping. It sounds to me like maybe you have a leak in the fuel line and it is running out of this 'pan". The pan could be a heat shield or something. for goodness sake kiddo, don't run the car! fuel leaks can catch fire easily. you are going to have to trace the fuel line and check for leaks and /or loose connections. please forgive me for sounding like a Dad, but you should never put your phone number here!! people will respond this way. its safer! ok hope my suggestions help, good luck!

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SL's from all years are absolutely fun to drive cars. However, they can be very expensive to maintain. You can find 20yr models that the owners just did normal service on and never had a problem. Then there are fairly new models that have just eaten an owners bank account up. The ones that are driven regularly and have been maintained well (oil, brake and transmission fluid changes) seem to be the most trouble free - regardless of age and mileage. The local MB dealer says the most expensive repairs come from SL's that have been driven very little and sit for long periods of time. An MB product is built to be run every day.

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