This is a discussion on fuel smell-help! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX Let's cool down, mkay? Honestly, no one has enough time in their day to check the ...
I think there was a TSB Technical Service Bulletin. I think the 02 or 03 models where the fuel lines leaks, but it was nothing dangerous, however it may get repaired for free. Id bring it in to the dealer and see what they say.
A TSB is similar to a recall but was not deemed a recall, more or less a common problem.
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If you frquently smell a burning fuel smell than I would take the car to the dealer and avoid any advice justin gives you like the plague. If your from maryland my experience has been that the people at fitzgerald, annapolis, and herb gordon are all very nice and experienced.
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I had an injector pop out of a rail before and it literally sprayed fuel everywhere. If you don't feel confident dealing with it you need to go to a mechanic. It is hella dangerous! Think of it this way when you are driving the car the fuel is under pressure but fuel is being burned, but when you shut the car off the fuel system is still under pressure and the fuel (if there is a leak) is not being burned (its off) it has to come out somewhere via the leak in fuel system or a blown injector.
As far as racing goes pay $25 bucks or whatever and go to a track day event, don't be stupid and put other innocent peoples lives and yours at risk. I am not saying that I haven't done (I have and it is very dumb) it but when you see what harm it can do you might think again. Just because we have fast cars doesn't mean that the car is race worthy or safe. Race cars have certain safety features: roll cages, 5 pt harness, new fatty brakes not to mention skilled drivers. No more PSA. Be safe.
I am not sure if suby injectors have 1 or 2 o rings but they can blow very easily. Check out this attachment part no 11 and twelve are the injector and o ring.
TSB = tech service bulletin. Do a google search for TSB subaru and you should bring up something from subaru, basically all the recalls on parts.
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1st time it happened to me was in 20 degree weather and it scared the crap out of me becasue it was at night and I was in the middle of a 280 mile drive out of my home town. I later did some searching on here and found out to be a common problem with one or 2 vacum hoses which are short from the factory and tend to shrink in extremely cold weather and/or age, which then makes this sort of thing happen. I was going to work on it but since it only happend once or twice, I haven't really bothered with it. If I decide to keep the car longer and it gets worse, I'll propably get the hoses which are like $30 and replace them myself.
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