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Old 01-21-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? Winter Cold Start Interior pungent gas smell...

No clue... Mid winter morning cold starts sometimes I smell alot of what seems to be someone opening multiple gasoline containers in the cab but when I checked this seemed to be false...Whats up with the gas?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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There are a bunch of threads on that. Its the clamps on the fuel lines under the intake Mani. Start the car and look just over the ac pump with a flashlight. You will see the lines under the intake mani. You will know which ones they are cause the clamps are upside down. You will likely see gas dripping. It is a known problem that SOA recognizes. Theyre a pita to get to. You can pay someone to do it for about $600 give or take. You can do it yourself too. You maybe able to recoup the cost from SOA. I just did mine a week ago myself. If you have any mechanic skills it can be done at home.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:39 AM   #3
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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I'm noticing the same thing in my 02 wrx , ill have to check those lines. Thanks for the info share
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the good info, Def will checkout the lines my self...much appreciated
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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Yes, it takes about three minutes and it seems like it happens every year as the hoses shrink in the winter. :shrug:
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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i jus bought an 04 wrx about a month ago, and i noticed it smelled like gas in the cold mornings a couple times, but then it just goes away. It hasn't come back yet, could this be the same problem as yall? Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:15 PM   #8
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You will know. I smells like someone spilled gas inside your car. The correct way to fix it is pull the intake mani
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #9
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The best way to get this fixed is to call/email SOA, they will tell you to setup an appointment with a dealership, the dealer checks to make sure it's covered in the recall then they tell you it's a 4 hour job. It is going to take them double, but you don't have to do the work yourself. Watched them do mine and it wouldn't be hard but things can break etc. I am not in a "cold weather state" in the TSB but it is cold here so they took care of it.
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