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Guest Message by DevFuse

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98 Outback Fuel Smell in the car

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#1 lmdew



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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:02 PM

I did a 98 2.5 to 2.2 swap. I sold the car, a few months later, the new Owner said they smelled fuel in the car.

I always use the original 2.2 canister up front. I looked over all the fuel lines including the fuel pump and sending unit. I could not find any leaks.

Anyone have an idea or had this problem before?

#2 davebugs


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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:29 PM

I always replace the fuel filter. So I suppose while you didn't mention it specifically that you did check all 3 hoses up there?

I'd check the most prone to leak fuel problem - the filler tube.

Doubt it's swap realted since it took so long to be an issue.

Just good old dry rot, a critter, or rust(filler tube).

#3 lmdew



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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:33 AM

Thanks, I'll take a closer look. Yes all the fuel filter hoses are hooked up and are in good condition.

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