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#2498 of 3121 Hours at the gas pump
Jan 07, 2004 (2:00 pm)
In September 2003 I Purchased a 1999 Impreza Sport. Overall I am very satisfied with the vehicle. One annoyance I have is that for some unknown reason, I cant begin fueling and fill up the tank without the pump clicking off constantly. First I tried positioning the fuelling nozzle in various places. I virtually have to try to keep the flow at a trickle in order to fill the tank. My Subaru Service team spent one day checking out the problem without success. They tested the sensors, checked the filler tube for obstructions and Blew out the vent lines with an air hose. They are stumped. I still spend hours at the pump. Any Suggestions?
#2499 of 3121 I have the same problem on a Scion...
Jan 07, 2004 (3:18 pm)
I looked in the wheel well and the cause on my Scion is obvious...the gas tank line is extremely narrow (less than a garden hose!), not like the earlier generation filler tubes which are quite fat in comparison. I can't refill the Scion without angling the gas pump nozzle in at just the right angle.
Look under the car and see if the Subaru also has a very narrow filler tube....
#2500 of 3121 re: gas pump problem
Jan 08, 2004 (6:37 am)
I've only seen a couple of other folks with this problem. My wife used to have it on her 99 OB, but it went away.
In NJ, you can't pump your own gas and everyone was telling me that it was the attendant. It happened no matter where I went. The dealer had never heard of it, but there were two people in New England on another forum that had the same problem.
Maybe open the cap, and let the tank breathe a little before inserting the nozzle. That's my highly technical advice. It hasn't happened in a couple of years on her car.
#2501 of 3121 Hours at the gas pump
Jan 08, 2004 (5:20 pm)
I've had the same problem with my 2000 Forester twice now. My fix was to go under the back of the car & check all the hoses that go to & from the charcoal canister. You will find the canister under the right rear fender. I found them to be quite loose fitting. They are just pushed on without clamps of any kind. My fix was to clean up the connections & to use tie wraps to clamp the hoses down. That fix worked for a year then the car started to exhibit the same slow fueling behavior. My second fix wast to cut all the tie wraps off & clean the hose to canister connections again. This time I got some small stainless steal hose clamps. This has done the trick for the last two years. I believe the tie wraps just loosed over time. If the hose clamps loosen it's just a twist of a screw driver to retighten. I hope this helps you.
Jan 09, 2004 (1:48 pm)
Yep, when I put my trailer hitch on, I had to remove that canister. If a hose stays loose, you'll even get a Check-Engine Light!
Don't ask me how I know, but I love the tie-strap idea.
Jan 09, 2004 (5:33 pm)
Yes I had to remove that canister & it's nest of hoses to put my trailer hitch on too. The mini hose clamps work better that the tie wraps, but do cost a couple of $ more.
#2504 of 3121 new 2.5TS sedan
Jan 12, 2004 (11:42 am)
An interesting product announcement from Subaru: a 2.5TS sedan will be added to the Canadian lineup only, starting in February, at the same price as the 2.5TS wagon. However, the TS sedan will also add standard 16" alloy wheels and a 'wide-track' sport suspension. No word as to what, if anything, will happen to the 2.5RS.
The 2.5TS sedan is being shown for the first time at the Montréal International Auto Show, at the Palais des congrès in Montréal (9-18 January).
Jan 12, 2004 (11:48 am)
Seems like that *is* the RS sedan. Maybe they'll drop the RS?
Jan 12, 2004 (6:24 pm)
Another product planning meeting I'd like to have attended. The TS sedan only gives up fog lights, sport interior, and rear spoiler to the RS but will be priced CDN$4000 less. Maybe the RS will quietly disappear for 2005...
Jan 13, 2004 (8:18 am)
I bet it will.
Even the 2002 RS lost the rear LSD and the fog lamps, so right away enthusiasts jumped to the WRX. I doubt it has sold well.
May as well offer the TS as a value-priced sedan, and cancel the RS, since performance buyers spring for the WRX anyway.