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Iam smelling gas/ exhaust fumes in my cabin. check all the

Customer Question

iam smelling gas/ exhaust fumes in my cabin. check all the fules lines etc. dont know what it could be
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: ehh kinda. the gas gauge ismt the moist accuarte. it runs alright. but i have noticed it like bawg down around 40 mph and 80 mph. only for a half sec
JA: Are you fixing your 80 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i work on all my cars myself. i cleaned my air filter, checked for leaks. havnt seen nothing. i have put sea foam in the gas to clean out the injectors.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yea could it be my fuel injectors even though they arent leaking or throwing a code?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

  • Sorry no one has helped yet.
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  • Reply and let me know when your able to work on this concern.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'am available now
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

With an exhaust leak you need to check around the exhaust manifolds, joints, and welds to see if there is a sign of black soot which indicates the source of a leak allowing fumes to exit the exhaust and enter the fresh air intake. Sometimes using duct tape to cover 60%% of the exhaust tip flow then pouring a small amount of oil into the throttle body to cause smoke will help you find a leak where the oil smoke exits.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am following up with you to see if you got everything you needed from my answer.
  • I have not heard back from you, so I assume you were not pleased. We're you pleased with my help?
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Thanks Chris