why do I smell gas when my Subaru Legacy heats up from driving?


Asked by Jun 11, 2016 at 06:52 PM about the 1995 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 1995 Legacy that smells like gas fumes when I drive it for more than hour in the summertime. I use it to deliver mail.

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Is the car rusty at all? if so, could be a pinhole in the fuel tank. I would check up in the engine for pinhole or cracking in a soft line to the fuel filter or on either side of the engine.

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any luck / findings?


Found a few loose connections around the fuel filter we replaced last year. Seems to have helped. Waiting for hot weather to see if it continues to work. Thanks for the tip.

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Awesome. I've never heard of fuel weeping during the summer but I guess it's plausible. I've had fuel smell problems in the winter. It makes the lines shrink a bit and it's usually in those same areas and on the fuel rails, etc.

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