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Old 01-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
997GT3
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Default Gas smell in cabin when idle (06 Sti)

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Bought my 06 Sti a couple of weeks ago, some days later i noticed gas smell in the cabin while the car is idling. The smell vanishes instantly when i start driving and also returns instantly when i stop at a red light for example. If i turn off the fan or hit the recirculate button the smell disappears, so i know its coming thought the vents.

I also found the exact same smell in the engine bay, on the passenger side where that red ring is drawn

Anyone knows what it could be? The smell is there all the time when the engine is idling buy disappears right away when i turn off the car.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Hi!

Bought my 06 Sti a couple of weeks ago, some days later i noticed gas smell in the cabin while the car is idling. The smell vanishes instantly when i start driving and also returns instantly when i stop at a red light for example. If i turn off the fan or hit the recirculate button the smell disappears, so i know its coming thought the vents.

I also found the exact same smell in the engine bay, on the passenger side where that red ring is drawn

Anyone knows what it could be? The smell is there all the time when the engine is idling buy disappears right away when i turn off the car.

That's weird. Mine just started that the other day too. I haven't taken the time to look around yet though
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Search raw fuel smell log. It's prolly the rubber fuel lines seeping. There was a recall on this
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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Search raw fuel smell log. It's prolly the rubber fuel lines seeping. There was a recall on this
I believe the recall was only for 02 03. Could be to 05 as well but I don't believe us 06 drivers have that recall. I know I don't.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
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Research...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2460102 Same page as your new thread, a day old...

What you need to know: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131755
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