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Old 04-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #9
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I don't think I've ever seen an e30 without that rusted guard behind the rear shock. My car also smells like gas on the outside, and a bit on the inside, I figured out that water was seeping in through the trunk (probably the infamous tail light gasket) and basically running under my rear seat and then under the hatch cover and sit on top of that gas tank, thats caused some rust to build up on the top of my tank,...

The gas tank is also dented from some idiot trying to jack the car there (again, I've seen this about 3 out of 4 E30's). Anyhow, chances are your gas tank is fine... but check those spots out, its worth it... no need to remove any carpets, just the bottom part of the back seat, the hatch is right there... take that off and take a peak...
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