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#1 2017-03-09 10:51:28

thellamattina
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Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Hey guys, so after a few months of owning my 2005 92X aero I have noticed a gasoline smell on startup.
I read all the million different threads and see that it boils down to the two rubber hoses that leak and there is a repair kit for it.

#1 - Does anyone have the updated repair kit number for my 2005 aero? All the part numbers I search don't work.

#2 - I read that it is much easier to do the job without removing the manifold if you have a silicone inlet pipe. Which pipes will fit my motor?
I found a bunch of them online, but the fitment all seems confusing.

Thanks for any help,
David

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#2 2017-03-09 11:36:41

myzislow
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/WRXfuelTSB_zpsrxgljo1i.jpg

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#3 2017-03-09 11:48:19

thellamattina
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Thanks for the part numbers. A few questions though:

#1 - That is for a 2002, mine is a 2005 .. are the part numbers still the same?
#3 - Do I need two of each part number? As there are two lines correct and they both need to be replaced?
#2 - Do I have to remove the manifold? Or is it doable without?

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#4 2017-03-09 12:20:04

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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Google: subaru cold weather recall pdf.

Click the first link and download it. Has a different part# for the entire kit. It even has pictures of the procedure. Parts should be the same and will work just fine on your 05.

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#5 2017-03-09 12:49:55

thellamattina
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Thanks so much - I appreciate it. So I guess the manifold does need to come off - might as well just do it right the first time!

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#6 2017-03-09 13:31:49

snowphun
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

The stock parts on our cars are not the ones that had issues as described in the TSB.  Newer cars can still have issues though many have success by just tightening their existing clamps. Worth giving that a try, depending on their orientation they should be accessible without disturbing the IM.

The TSB parts resolve an issue on the driver side. On a cold start using a strong flashlight you should be able to see fuel dripping onto the block. Try to confirm where the leak is before you pull the IM.

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#7 2017-03-09 14:10:16

thellamattina
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Thanks - I will try tightening the clamps first. Same hoses as pictured in the TSB though correct? They are on the drivers side?

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#8 2017-03-09 15:19:35

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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

The TSB reports the issue near the turbo inlet, both of mine leaked on the driver side towards the front of the IM near the TGV.  Leaked as in drip-drip-drip onto the block when really cold. Point being, get it cold while you still can and pin point the leak.

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#9 2017-03-09 21:08:54

LordZed
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Tightening them is still a bit of a PITA, but worth not pulling the manifold. Good luck and hopefully it resolves this.

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#10 2017-03-10 14:31:40

thellamattina
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Thanks guys - I'm just going to order the repair kit and pull the manifold.. Might as well just get it done with. I have to do spark plugs and some other stuff anyways.

Any input on which turbo inlet pipe fits my aero motor?

Or do I not need to replace the inlet pipe if I am going to pull the manifold? I don't want to replace it if I don't have to..
I just read that it was easier to cut it out than try and get the OEM out in one piece.

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#11 2017-03-10 18:49:17

snowphun
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Re: Gas Smell on Cold Start + Silicone Inlet pipe questions

Even looking at the stock inlet will cause it to crumble, the turbo end is bound to be very soft and nasty. Perrin inlet works well, none of them fit perfect. But I don't see why you would need to remove it to get the IM off. Be prepared for brittle connectors.

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