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Old 12-23-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Kaboom goes a fuel line.

So today I started my car, drove it 10 feet and it sounded like a bottle rocket went off. Not the kapow, but the screech noise. I immediately shut my car off, tried to restart, no avail. Pushed it back and found a huge puddle under the car of fuel.

2002 wrx with an ej257 bottom end and 2.0 heads. I've heard about the recall for the leaky fuel line in cold weather, I'm not sure if my car had it taken care of before I got it. I've never smelled fuel upon start up, but it just got cold.

Anyways, the smell of fuel/ puddle is on the passenger side of the bay. I honestly haven't attempted to track it down yet out of frustration and it being late/Christmas and whatnot, so I'm gonna step away and wait until Monday. All I found from a quick look was there was fuel dripping between the oil filter/downpipe area. I couldn't find anything wet in the bay, nothing, which leads me to believe it's under the intake manifold (yayy), not really.

It's probably a topic no one can help much with, but I figured I'd post up and see if someone could give me some places to check/some ideas of where to check.

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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Turn key on and start looking for fuel... as the pump kicks on it pressurizes the system
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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^ yup. Just remember to turn the key off to be safe. And work with a fire extinguisher nearby.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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If the previous owner did any fuel line replacement, maybe they saved a few dollars by not using high-pressure fuel injection hose
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