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Old 01-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Strong Smell of Gasoline in Cabin.

Recently during the winter I have been experiencing a strong smell of gasoline in the cabin upon cold start up. Once the car has fully warmed up the smell disappears.

Whether I park this car outside overnight or in a garage overnight the issue is the same.

Any thoughts as to what this might be?

The car does have 186k.

Any helpful comments welcome.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Recently during the winter I have been experiencing a strong smell of gasoline in the cabin upon cold start up. Once the car has fully warmed up the smell disappears.

Whether I park this car outside overnight or in a garage overnight the issue is the same.

Any thoughts as to what this might be?

The car does have 186k.

Any helpful comments welcome.
Carbon canister needs replacement?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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It could be a bunch of things:

Car running rich at start up
Charcoal canister
Cracked/rotted/frozen fuel lines(there was a recall on some older wrx's for this)

Are you catless?

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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Just went through this myself on my FXT. It was a loose fuel line in my case. Simple fix, but time consuming. Had to remove intake manifold.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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Had the same thing. I went to the dealer and ended up getting them to split the cost on my gas leak fix.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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#1 source for this ever is here, check/do this first: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131755
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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With the exception of the SPT intake it's bone stock. I checked the fuel lines and everything looks kosher. I'll take a look in the link. Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #8
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subaru issued a recall on the fuel lines. take it to the dealership.

http://http://forums.nasioc.com/foru....php?t=1893471
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #9
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subaru issued a recall on the fuel lines. take it to the dealership.

http://http://forums.nasioc.com/foru....php?t=1893471
Bad link?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #10
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
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Looks like my car doesn't fall into the affected range they recalled. I'll just go ahead with the trouble-shoot method one by one.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #12
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I can't believe people still give advice for this occurrence other than the fuel line problem. Trust me... it's 99.9% certain that it is what Unabomber posted.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #13
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I can't believe people still give advice for this occurrence other than the fuel line problem. Trust me... it's 99.9% certain that it is what Unabomber posted.
I can't believe you can't grasp the concept of people not knowing common issues due to an immensely vast variety of possible reasons.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #14
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Recently during the winter I have been experiencing a strong smell of gasoline in the cabin upon cold start up. Once the car has fully warmed up the smell disappears.

Whether I park this car outside overnight or in a garage overnight the issue is the same.

Any thoughts as to what this might be?

The car does have 186k.

Any helpful comments welcome.
Has the fuel filter / pump in the fuel tank even been removed/ replaced?

If so may be check access panel gasket on top of fuel tank.

GL.
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