Rushed to get my son to school yesterday and I smelled a strong odor of fuel when my son opened the door to get in and out of my '92 500E. I was going to drive the car to work, but the smell was too strong. I drove it back to my house, got out and saw a trail of gasoline leaving my driveway and a puddle where I idled while waiting for my son to get in the car.
I immediately parked it and jumped in my other car to rush to work. I haven't had a chance to inspect it yet, but wondering if you guys have an idea where the weak point is and what it could be potentially.
It looked like it was leaking from the rear, just mid- of the driver's side. Again, it was only leaking while the car was running and I didn't smell fuel from inside the car--only outside. And it was really pouring out while running.
It is always stored in my garage (not now tho) and I never smelled fuel or saw any drips or puddling.