Question about 2002 Subaru Outback
It has been very cold and sometimes when i warm it up the heat smells like raw gasoline. last few trips to town the car has sometimes done the acting like its out of gas feeling. (gas tank full) someone told me maybe a stuck vent from condensation and to put some heet in the tank. i put the heet in - went to town still the same and today the check engine light came on? oil is new thermostat good and air filter cleaned two weeks ago?
Sounds like it could be a leak under the hood. Have someone cycle the key on and off while you look around the engine compartment for a leak. Paying close attention to the fuel rails and lines. If you don't find any leaks by cycling the key start the engine and look. Be careful gas leaks in the engine compartment can be dangerous.
Posted on Apr 06, 2013
This suggests you have a fuel leak in the engine compartment. Possibly a leaking fuel manifold (injection rail), or the rubber line from the fuel tank is leaking where it attaches to the manifold. The fuel line to the cold start injector should also be checked. Rubber hoses on older cars become brittle and as they contract from very cold weather will leak. Turn the key to on for 1 minute but do not start the car. Then check under the hood for a raw fuel wet spot where the leak is.
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