I have a 2003 Subaru Baja that also has a fuel odor inside. It is worse when drivingon a hot day--the odor gets very strong. My mechanics can't seem to find any leaks.Could this model have a similar defect as the 2005 & 2006 models?
Country: United StatesMake: SubaruModel: BajaYear: 2003
My mechanics have replaced or remounted some
fuel lines. I've had general maintenance with
oil change, transmission flush, front brakes,
etc.---I mention the gas odor each time I take
it in, but no one has been able to 'fix' it yet.
Welcome to JA! I am Carguy1 and I will assist you today.Hi there!Is this a turbo or non turbo?
It is a 'non-turbo' baja.
Ok, thanks.What I think you may need to do is have the intake manifold smoke tested. This is where they fill it with smoke and check for leaks. You are smelling fuel vapors, these can't be seen of course, but the smoke would be seen.It is possible there is some line leaking and when the fuel hits the engine, it's evaporates so fast it can't be seen.For some of these, we had to pull the intake manifold off and install all new rubber fuel lines and clamps under the intake. I think i would go to the smoke test next.Hope this helps!
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