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Old 02-12-2009, 01:58 PM   #2528
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2002 WRX 5MT Sedan
WR Blue. Cobb Stage 2


Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
I got my car back from my Subaru dealer this morning. I spoke with the service manager briefly about the new parts that were installed for the raw fuel smell. It turns out that Subaru authorized the entire original TSB parts to be replaced. It seems there is no new replacement design; just the installation of new parts per the old TSB (which we are all familiar with). So, at least on my car, there is no new design to fix the old problem.
I am hopeful that the fresh install will not lead to a repeat of the fuel smell. Fingers crossed (though logic tells me that if nothing is changed from the old design I can expect to smell gas by next year's cold season. At least one variable being the installer may have done a better job, and maybe used better clamps).
That's disappointing.

For your sake I hope this repair lasts, but I would think that all Subaru dealers would use the same fuel line clamps.

I wonder how many other people have had this repair done per the TSB only to have the fuel leak reoccur?
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