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Old 12-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #26
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Stone Mountain, GA/UAB
2002 Stage 2 WRX


For anyone following, I finally solved my P0457 evap code/hard starting after filling the tank issue. You'll never believe it, but my evap line was plugged directly into the intake manifold! So the "vacuum leak" was really just my motor constantly pulling fumes from the tank. This also explains my hard starting after filling up issue. Tons of fumes and even a little liquid gasoline was being squirted into my intake manifold every time I put gas in the tank. The PO of my car was truly a genius

Evap line plugged directly into the manifold:

It was plugged into the fitting right next to the throttle cable mount:
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