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Offline BoostSpike

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fuel leaking under intake manifold
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:56:01 PM »
So my 2006 wrx with 197xxx on it has a fuel leak that developed tonight and there is a small puddle of gas on the engine block pass side beneath the turbo inlet. Just wondering opinions on how I should go about this, aftermarket lines and rails kit or R+R the rubber lines and get new clamps etc. fucking sucks its so cold and no garage. yes I know not to drive it and Ill be doing all this work myself.
Nate 2006 WRX TR

237,xxx miles and counting on stock engine, trans, rear end

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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 11:24:39 PM »
does the recall for that cover your year?  I know there was one on the older wrx's, but that might have been fixed by '06

edit: setup an account at my.subaru.com if you don't already have one.  It will show you any recalls for your car and if they've been performed or not.

here's the verbiage from that recall notice, if you're not familiar with it:
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Recall Service Program
Impreza WRX Engine Fuel Line Fuel Seepage | WVK21
Subaru Recall Campaign WVK-21

Dear Subaru Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Subaru of America, Inc. has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2002 - 2003 model year Subaru WRX vehicles that are currently registered in the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SAFETY DEFECT
Subaru has determined that in extremely cold outside temperatures, fuel seepage can occur from a fuel delivery line.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SAFETY HAZARD
The affected fuel line is located under the engine intake manifold. Especially during engine start-up in cold temperatures, fuel may seep around the seals between the metal fuel line and the rubber hose. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

REPAIRS
To correct this condition, Subaru will replace the fuel line and hose with a later production version that has a longer rubber hose segment.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
You should immediately contact your Subaru dealer for an appointment to have the fuel line replaced. Please tell the dealer if you have noticed any smell of gasoline in the past when starting up in cold weather.

HOW LONG WILL THE REPAIR TAKE?
The actual time to replace the fuel line is approximately 2 1/2 hours. This will typically make it necessary for you to leave your vehicle for a longer period of time on the day of your scheduled appointment to allow your dealer some flexibility in scheduling and completing the repair.

IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY PAID FOR A REPAIR
In the event that you have already paid for repairs associated with this condition, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Reimbursement consideration will be based on the amount an authorized Subaru dealer in your area would charge for replacement of the fuel line and hose. Please send the original service repair order, which has complete information including the name of the repair facility, date of repair, mileage at the time of repair, complete vehicle identification number (17 digits), and your name, with correct mailing address and telephone number to the address listed below.

Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer Dealer Services Department
Attention: WVK -21 Recall
P.O. Box 6000
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000

Please send original receipts only and retain a photocopy for your records. Please be assured that we will attempt to process your reimbursement request as quickly as possible, but may take up to 60 days for this process to be completed.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE:
To locate the nearest Subaru dealer, you can access our website at www.subaru.com and select "Find a Dealer".

If you need additional assistance, please contact us directly:
o Telephone: 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783) Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST and Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.
o E-mail: Go to www.subaru.com and select "Contact Us".
o U.S. Postal mail: Write us at Subaru of America, Inc., Attn: CDS Department, P.O. Box 6000, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000.

Please contact us immediately if the dealer fails or is unable to make the necessary repairs free of charge. You may also contact the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building, Washington, DC 20590 or call the toll free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or go to http://www.safercar.gov if you believe the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy your vehicle without charge within a reasonable amount of time.

Your continued satisfaction with your Subaru is important to us. Please understand that we have taken this action in the interest of your safety and your vehicle's proper operation. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause.

Sincerely,
Subaru of America, Inc.
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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 11:34:05 PM »
^hes owned his 06 since it was off the dealers lot. Stilll on the stock clutch to?  :-D

Your catching up to my RS....only 35k more to go!
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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 09:17:20 AM »
does the recall for that cover your year?  I know there was one on the older wrx's, but that might have been fixed by '06

edit: setup an account at my.subaru.com if you don't already have one.  It will show you any recalls for your car and if they've been performed or not.

here's the verbiage from that recall notice, if you're not familiar with it:
Yea I did that, there isn't even one recall for this car ever and I never bring this car to the dealer all the work I do myself

Yea still on stock clutch
^hes owned his 06 since it was off the dealers lot. Stilll on the stock clutch to?  :-D

Your catching up to my RS....only 35k more to go!
Nate 2006 WRX TR

237,xxx miles and counting on stock engine, trans, rear end

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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 10:59:34 AM »
usually the rubber fuel lines under the manifold,  there are 3 of them,   I usually just replace the hoses with new Fuel injection specific hose with new clamps.  make them a little longer then the oem ones and you should be ok. just make sure the steel lines that are under there are not rusted with a pin hole leak anywhere in them.  regardless the intake manifold has to come off so it a great time to upgrade the turbo inlet since it is off.
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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 12:11:46 PM »
usually the rubber fuel lines under the manifold,  there are 3 of them,   I usually just replace the hoses with new Fuel injection specific hose with new clamps.  make them a little longer then the oem ones and you should be ok. just make sure the steel lines that are under there are not rusted with a pin hole leak anywhere in them.  regardless the intake manifold has to come off so it a great time to upgrade the turbo inlet since it is off.
Thanks Fred I'll take route. I thought that the intake manifold would be coming off kinda sucks because I just had installed a new turbo inlet about a week ago without removing the manifold also the fuel lines looked pretty decent (still bright goldish) at the time and I tightened up the clamps a little
Nate 2006 WRX TR

237,xxx miles and counting on stock engine, trans, rear end

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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 06:34:33 PM »
UPDATE
So I removed the turbo inlet today and replaced the two rubber hoses/clamps on the pass side fuel lines. Only one was leaking. Reinstalled all the bullshit and fired it up no leaks or smell. This is a temp solution until it gets warmer out and I can remove the intake manifold then change them all and maybe tgv deletes too.
Nate 2006 WRX TR

237,xxx miles and counting on stock engine, trans, rear end

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Re: fuel leaking under intake manifold
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 08:10:50 PM »
High five for getting it done today in this cold
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