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Old 01-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Hello everybody, I am new to this forum but I am a fully invested subie enthusiast! I have a 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport with 227k miles 5 speed normally aspirated. I love it living in west Michigan I get to take full avantage of all of its capabilities. But you all know that. We also get to deal with some weird weather changes too, just a few days ago it was in the 50's, and I was considering getting some shorts back out, now it is 5 degrees, with a real feel of -20. I have noticed when it gets cold like this there is a very strong fuel smell around the car but it also seems to get/ be stronger inside with the heat on. I did see somewhere else a couple years ago something about the injector/ injector seals failing somewhat and a tiny amount of fuel leaking out but not enough to make a puddle. I was wondering if any pancake heads out there know what I am talking about and what I could do about it. I am mechanically minded and could figure out and do things for myself just thinking someone could point a finger in the right direction. Thanks and rally on!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Did you check for codes? There's quite a lot of causes for this.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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First, fill out your profile.

Second, scroll down the main Newbie page to find this thread:

It's a normal thing on the older cars, and a voluntary recall.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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