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This is a discussion on smells like gas within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i've noticed that when i run my heater, there is a very strong gas smell coming into the cabin, and ...

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    smells like gas

    i've noticed that when i run my heater, there is a very strong gas smell coming into the cabin, and also on the exterior of the car. i've looked and looked for leaks because it smells like wet gas. just wondering if anyone else has had the same problems.

    oh yeah, does anyone's first and reverse grind?!?!? LOL

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    Magic ball says you have a 2002.

    If so type "gas smell" in the search box and have a look at this:
    http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...fuel+leak+cold

    Good Luck

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    My car does the same thing when it's below 30F - I never worried about it much. Popped the hood, made sure I didn't see fuel puddling or spraying anywhere. Car starts, runs, drives fine.

    Anyone else here just basically ignoring it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Magic ball says you have a 2002.

    If so type "gas smell" in the search box and have a look at this:
    http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...fuel+leak+cold

    Good Luck
    heh...great guess! ...yeah, it's an '02
    thanks for the help.
    i used the search right after i made this post, kind of backwards

    thank's for the link i'll check my lines tomorrow, and for the 3 days a year it's cold in florida, i think i might just live with the gas smell.

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    this is a documented issue with 02's. one of the fuel hoses is a bit too short from the factory, contracts in the extreme cold (30and<) and some vapors emit. Happens to mine whenever it colds, goes away when it warm. They offer a replacement somewhere, but I have just ignored it for now.
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    Mine just did it and it scared the c%^p out of me becasue I was about to drive 260 miles to Virginia. Since it was running fine and the smell went away when the motor got warm, I was hoping that its only becasue it was cold and since the hoses do get worn, when the car is already 5 years old, I thought I just do some service when I return. Thanks for the info and I am glad that is all it is. Now I can change it out when I get to it and it gets a little warmer around here.
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    Is this something the dealer will charge for? Seems like it should be a recall item.

    And, yes, my '02 wagon does the same thing....just came here to search for it.

    -mx

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoxpress View Post
    Is this something the dealer will charge for? Seems like it should be a recall item.

    And, yes, my '02 wagon does the same thing....just came here to search for it.

    -mx
    I believe there was a TSB regarding this.

    From http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov

    Make : SUBARU Model : WRX Year : 2002
    Manufacturer : SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Service Bulletin Num : 11012004 Date of Bulletin: NOV 01, 2004
    NHTSA Item Number: 10014461
    Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
    Summary: FUEL ODOR IN COLD WEATHER. *EH

    It's a well known issue but it won't actually hurt anything if not fixed.
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    I know it doesn't hurt anything but, it does stink

    -mx <- love the wrx btw

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    I believe there was a TSB regarding this.

    From http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov

    Make : SUBARU Model : WRX Year : 2002
    Manufacturer : SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Service Bulletin Num : 11012004 Date of Bulletin: NOV 01, 2004
    NHTSA Item Number: 10014461
    Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
    Summary: FUEL ODOR IN COLD WEATHER. *EH

    It's a well known issue but it won't actually hurt anything if not fixed.

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