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    Heat smells like gas

    I picked up my car today from the dealership. They did an oil change and tire rotation. I noticed later that day that while driving home in the snow, the heat coming out of the vents had a raw gas smell to it. It was set on a low setting around 78. I cut the heat and the smell seemed to vanish. Turned it back on, and the smell returned. Any ideas anyone???
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    Hmm...I once had the dealership spill oil on my engine when they did an oil change (in my old blazer) and I had a similar experience that you are describing. Had kind of more of a burning plastic smell though.

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    So I checked under my hood this morning and it turns out the tard that did my oil change forgot to put the cap back on. Found it sitting on top of that plastic bay protector. Luckily I could squeeze my arm down and reach it. I would expect this type of work at jiffy lube but not a Subaru dealership. What a joke.
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    If oil sprayed all over the engine bay, you should take the car back & have them clean it up.
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    ^ And find out who did the work. Accountability!
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    Yeah I'm definitely going to contact the dealership.

    Also now I'm feeling a bump, bump, bump in the right tire it seems. Almost like when a large rock is stuck in your tire. Could this be from the tire rotation they also did and the tire needs to smooth out its treads or is this a ridiculous assumption and they f'd this up too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undone10 View Post
    Yeah I'm definitely going to contact the dealership.

    Also now I'm feeling a bump, bump, bump in the right tire it seems. Almost like when a large rock is stuck in your tire. Could this be from the tire rotation they also did and the tire needs to smooth out its treads or is this a ridiculous assumption and they f'd this up too?
    I would check the lug nuts. If they couldnt remember to put the oil cap back maybe they didn't remeber to torque the lug nuts either?

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    Re: Heat smells like gas

    Check your tire pressures as well. May not hurt to take the wheels off and re torque them by hand though.

    If any oil spilled in the bay.. I'd follow Sasquatchs engine bay cleaning instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    I'd follow Sasquatchs engine bay cleaning instructions.
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    You mentioned that it snowed. The vibration in the tires could also be from snow in the wheel well.
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. I'll see whats up tomorrow.
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