Re: Grand Marquis '98 Problem Filling Up With Fuel
It's just the design of the fuel filler neck; my car does the same thing. When you're getting gas only put the nozzle about 3/4 of the way in so that it's touching the top of the tube instead of resting on the bottom. This keeps it from building up back pressure and stopping the flow of gas every few seconds.
As for the smell, I've only had that happen once and I couldn't figure out why. Check the tank for leaks especially where the filler neck is attached and in the trunk where someone might have accidentally drilled into the tank while installing sound equipment or a trunk organizer.
2005 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor