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This is a discussion on fuel smell-help! within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; okay, so i have owned my wrx for about 3 months, and i love it. i had never driven stick ...

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    fuel smell-help!

    okay, so i have owned my wrx for about 3 months, and i love it. i had never driven stick before this (i know, huge loser), and now i can't stop racing people on the highway. i've been reading through some discussions about the fuel smell in cold weather, and i am still wondering if the repair is necessary. some people say that they have had theirs with that problem for years, and then others fix it right away. i don't know any secret mechanics, so i would probably be stuck with the *******s at the dealership. so.....my questions are do i need to fix it, and where do i begin??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydancer417 View Post
    now i can't stop racing people on the highway.

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    the fuel smell could be from a number of things. my guess would be a seal at the injectors since you can only smell it when its cold...correct? or could be part of the fuel rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydancer417 View Post
    i had never driven stick before this (i know, huge loser), and now i can't stop racing people on the highway.
    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    +1, wow this guy is smart. Racing people when he barely knows how to drive stick. I'm guessing it'll be less than 3 months before we see a "got in an accident today" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    +1, wow this guy is smart. Racing people when he barely knows how to drive stick. I'm guessing it'll be less than 3 months before we see a "got in an accident today" thread.
    wow, you seem "smart" also. if you can read, i am a girl. if you have nothing helpful to say, i don't know why you even responded. i guess just to show your intellect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin.jordan2 View Post
    the fuel smell could be from a number of things. my guess would be a seal at the injectors since you can only smell it when its cold...correct? or could be part of the fuel rail.
    yes, i only smell it when it's cold. what's a tsb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydancer417 View Post
    wow, you seem "smart" also. if you can read, i am a girl. if you have nothing helpful to say, i don't know why you even responded. i guess just to show your intellect.
    no where in your post does it say youre female. if youre referring to your username, that doesnt give it away either. tiny dancer could be in reference to elton john which some guys listen to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    no where in your post does it say youre female. if youre referring to your username, that doesnt give it away either. tiny dancer could be in reference to elton john which some guys listen to.


    teflon, IBaccidentthread2.

    maybe some gay guys. it's in the profile, which a "smart" person would have checked before they made a comment like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    no where in your post does it say youre female. if youre referring to your username, that doesnt give it away either. tiny dancer could be in reference to elton john which some guys listen to.


    teflon, IBaccidentthread2.
    it says shes a female if you look at her profile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin.jordan2 View Post
    it says shes a female if you look at her profile.
    thank you to the nice person i've met here so far. the other two, you really know how to make someone new feel welcome. now can anyone answer my question, which is the real reason i joined this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydancer417 View Post
    yes, i only smell it when it's cold. what's a tsb?
    Where did you get TSB from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin.jordan2 View Post
    Where did you get TSB from?
    when i was reading other people's posts on this, they said there was a TSB on this problem??

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    hey just type in wrx tsb like at google that should help....
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin.jordan2 View Post
    hey just type in wrx tsb like at google that should help....
    so do you think the repair is necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydancer417 View Post
    maybe some gay guys. it's in the profile, which a "smart" person would have checked before they made a comment like that.
    Let's cool down, mkay? Honestly, no one has enough time in their day to check the profile of everyone that they respond to here.

    Just so you're aware, the comment about "being smart" came from your comment about racing on the highway, which is frowned upon by many at ClubWRX. If you're literally doing this, you're putting others at risk, and that's not cool.

    To your question: If you have a profound gas smell, I'd take it to the dealer for a look-see. (since you said that you don't know another mechanic) Sounds like you could use some peace of mind, even if it turns out to be minor.
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