Question about 1997 Subaru Legacy
I was looking to buy a 97 Subaru Legacy, but when i went under the hood i noticed a gas smell and found a small pool of gas sitting under what i think is fuel injection port. There are four of these two on each side of engine, the other three were bone dry and this one was wet. What is it that I'm looking at and what is causing gas to leak out? Would it be a bad gasket and is it a inexpensive fix?
Without looking at it, If there is raw fuel anywhere up top this is what i would do:
1. check rubber fuel lines on the intake. easy fix if leaking
2. check or replace the fuel injector o-rings they are $3.00 per set easy fix.
3. check cold start injector for fuel leak also easy fix
If no fuel leaks can be found in lines i would go straight for the injector seals but in noway would i let this stop me from buying the car if thats all thats wrong. even if an injector is cracked it is under $80.00 fix. here is a link showing the injector and o-ring position http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/Fuel+Injector/02521/C0024.oap?model=Legacy&vi=1269996&year=1997&make=Subaru
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Known head gasket problems on those cars. Suburu dealership have a good product called stop leak. Use that first add a bottle into the radiator run the car to operating temp. Recheck the belly pan for leaks. hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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