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Offline Reid183

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Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:32:22 AM »
Hello there, I am starting to notice a smell of gas in the cabin of my car when I go to work early in the morning so im thinking that it is the common fuel line leak that the WRX's had a recall for. I know that due to the Trasnsport Canada Act the recall is still in affect due to it being a road safety issue. I am just wondering if the recall applies to JDM variants of the bugeye WRX or if is just WRX's with a North American VIN?

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 08:25:59 PM »
Subaru won't even sell you parts for your jdm. Nevermind honor a recall.

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 12:25:05 PM »
LOL no way

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 01:01:59 PM »
Just call your local subaru dealership and ask.  :-\
It's an 08.
It was a lemon before it even achieved rebuilt status.

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 08:35:20 PM »
You can do it yourself it’s much easier than it looks.
I did mine last winter with zero experience with Subaru engines.
The problem is the rubber fuel lines are too short and the cold causes them to shrink.
Get some bulk fuel lines 5/16 and good hose clamps (nut n bolt type)
You’ll need gaskets for the manifold and some Subaru coolant.
Remove the intake manifold take your sweet time there’s lots of connections
replace all the fuel lines and cut them an inch longer.
I even doubled up the clamps just to be sure.
Haven’t smelled any fuel this is my second season

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 08:47:02 PM »
How long would you say that took you, would you say doable in an evening? I need my car each and every day for work so having it not running isn't really an option.

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 12:13:11 PM »
I thought if you just take off the air intake bits up to the turbo, that you're able to access them?  One youtube video shows with a long enough screwdriver, you can access at least one of the hose clamps to tighten.  I did this and it made maybe a small difference.
Have the same problem where I drive to work so haven't gotten around to tackling this.  I will just do the air intake bits first just as a test.  Definitely don't want to take the manifold off.

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 11:22:32 AM »
You can access one or 2 clamps with a screwdriver but there are 8 clamps at least
The only way to get them all is to remove the manifold.
This is not a job that can be done in one evening do it on the weekend give yourself
2 days. Get an inlet hose too make it worth the trouble.

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Re: Fuel Line Recall Redeemable on JDM WRX's?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 04:30:27 PM »
Yeah I was thinking while I have the manifold off inlet would definitely be worth my time. Thanks for the advice, I'll be doing this soon whenever we get a somewhat sunny stretch on the weekend here.