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Fuel tank leak '96 Legacy Brighton
Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:09 PM
Today I looked underneath and it is dripping gasoline, about a drip ever 15 seconds. It looks like it's coming from the middle of the tank, like where it is pressed or welded together.
What's the options? Just drive with less than 1/2 tank all the time? Replacing the tank does not look like something I want to try myself. Many years ago I had an old Lincoln Town Car and the local shop bought and installed a 'southern rust free' tank for me for about $300...
Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:47 PM
If you pop the tire off and remove the plastic shield around the filler pipe (I believe 3 screws), clean off the road dirt that's accumulated and look at it you'll be able to see if there is seapage.
If it is the filler pipe it costs about $100 at Subaru and is fairly easy to change out.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:03 PM
With it being an EJ car in the year ranges that the filler pipe was know to rot out, im thinking thats most likely what is it. Have someone pour gas down the filler next and watch for the leak
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:26 PM
Edited by porcupine73, 08 December 2012 - 02:42 PM.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:39 AM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:16 AM
Something in the exhaust in the rear just rusted through this morning and is a bit loud, I'm guessing where the muffler flange fits the rear pipe based on where it sounds like it's coming from. I've jbwelded those before with good results so hopefully that will work.
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