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Old 01-06-2004, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default cold weather -- gas smell issue

just had the gas leak in '92 wrx issue occur with this cold blitz. anyone know of eastern wa, or even post falls dealers that are familiar with the tsb and could likely do the fix asap? thanks!
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:10 AM   #2
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Old 01-06-2004, 08:59 AM   #3
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any recommended dealers in eastern wa / west/north id?
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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when I lived in Cheney, I took my GL to Camp Subaru in Spokane, on division, but I'm sure some spokanites can give you a better scoop on a good place for subie service over there.

Speaking of the gas smell, that's quite nifty how that happens when the weather cools down! I haven't heard of a recall or anything, but am looking forward to firing the rex up this morning!
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Old 01-06-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: cold weather -- gas smell issue

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just had the gas leak in '92 wrx issue occur with this cold blitz. anyone know of eastern wa, or even post falls dealers that are familiar with the tsb and could likely do the fix asap? thanks!
There is a TSB on this issue. It involves pulling off the intake manifold and replacing a metal line and rubber hose that are part of the fuel system. If you tell them about it the fix is free.
If you never mention it they will not do the repair

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Old 01-06-2004, 11:57 AM   #6
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Default it is tsb 09-36-03

if you search for "gas smell" on the 2.0 turbo forum, you'll find several threads, some sticky.
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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sweet. I was just about to post about this. mine just started doing it.
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:42 PM   #8
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wrxdriver,
As far as dealer service goes, Camp sucks. I bought my WRX there and it didn't have the performance gauge set that I had ordered so they were going to install it. To make a long story short, they did damage to my dash, and each time my car would go back in to have the damage that they caused repaired they caused more damage somewhere else. They had the same ignorant tech work on my car each time, even though I requested after he first damaged my car that he not be allowed to work on it again. And the car wash boys would put 10 miles on my car each time it was there! Select Subaru in Post Falls, Idaho has been excellent the 2 times I have used them. Don't know about Appleway service, although I just bought my STi from them. Good luck. Jeff
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Old 01-06-2004, 03:41 PM   #9
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I had the gas smell issue. It was pretty extreme, it would come blowing in through the vents continuously. I brought my car into Carter Subaru and they confirmed the excessive vapors. They called me today and said that Subaru has an updated tube kit that will fix/help the issue. The part will take a week to get in though. At least Carter helped.

They kept badgering me though about mods and stuff when I brought in my car yesterday. I told them I was all stock except sti headlights and he said "you never know what'll happen with mods, but we'll look at it since it is not an engine mod."
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:21 PM   #10
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I brought my car into CARR and they also confirmed the excessive fumes in the car. I actually got a pretty good reaction out of them when they opened the door and got blasted with gas fumes.

They also dont have the parts and will be calling me in the next few days when they get them in.

They also had to review my car or whatever to see if any of my mods voided the warrantee. My engine mods are fairly minimal too. Just exhaust, EBC, grounding, intake and BOV(just for fun).
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Old 01-10-2004, 04:56 PM   #11
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Me too!!! I wonder if it's gonna go up in smoke? I guess I need to make a call to the dealer and get the parts on order. They better not have to wait for me to demonstrate it to them like I had to for the first gear poppin out a gear deal....
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Old 01-10-2004, 08:12 PM   #12
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Get a long phillips screwdriver and tighten the fuel hose clamps. One of mine was loose. The other hose clamp near the radiator I'll have to flip over to tighten.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:28 PM   #13
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Me too!!! I wonder if it's gonna go up in smoke? I guess I need to make a call to the dealer and get the parts on order. They better not have to wait for me to demonstrate it to them like I had to for the first gear poppin out a gear deal....
just drive it over there one cold morning when the gas fumes fill up your car. Kindof proves it when they open your door and stick thier head in.
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Old 01-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #14
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Old 01-14-2004, 10:58 AM   #15
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Default gas small parts available in e. washington yet?

last week all the dealers were out of the parts for the TSB for the gas smell in '02 WRX's when temp is ~< 14 deg.

Anyone know if any e. wash. n. id. dealers have them in stock this week?

thanks!
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Old 01-14-2004, 02:02 PM   #16
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update for e. wash -- Camp in spokane is out of parts, and will only order the parts for you after your car is in, so you may have to leave your car there for several days, essentially their discouraging having the fix.

select in id is also out of parts, but they said they will call when they get the parts to schedule a time.

any recommended dealers on the westside with parts in stock?
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Old 01-14-2004, 03:16 PM   #17
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I am going to see if I can get this done with Chaplins in two weeks - will post if they do it successfully
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:42 PM   #18
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Thanks Chipster, also if you think of it, could you ask them what they charge for the wrx 30k service? thanks!
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