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#15246 of 19283 Help: bad fuel tube or o rings split or cut/fuel tank
Aug 26, 2003 (3:24 pm)
I have a Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 2000 2 door.
I recently developed a major leak in the gas tank.
I took it in for it to be checked.
They asked me if anyone had been working on
the fuel tank. I told them no and that I just had the car in there about 3 weeks ago for the 30K mile service. (to the Dealer here in Ithaca, NY).
The service tech said it looked as if someone had been working on the fuel tank and that parts were missing or something to do with the fuel tube. They said it looked like the o rings were split or cut??
They said they never saw anything like this.
In early July I got an extended warranty (or what I thought was extended warranty) from the Dealer although they call it a "service contract" and I have a $50 deductible.
They said that this is not covered under the new service contract which is called Gold or Gold plus or something like that.
I asked them if it could be vandalism, they said possibly but not sure.
However, they are now closed and NOW I remember that about 1.5 -2 years ago I had many problems with my Suburu and had it in to the Subaru dealer in Rockville , Maryland several times. This was because the fuel level indicator was malfunctioning and the "service indicator" light also kept coming on. After several times in there they finally replaced the "fuel level indicator" or something like that.
Is it possible that the repairs or manitenence they did on the fuel tank back 1.5-2years ago could be have caused these splits or fuel tank problem now??
I have to call the Ithaca dealer back in the morning to tell him that the Rockville Dealer had done work on the fuel tank but not since 1.5 years or more ago.
Anyone every heard of anything like this?
If it isn't caused by faulty repair job or faulty parts, is this something that could be vandalism?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Aug 26, 2003 (7:33 pm)
Mobil 1 5/30
Aug 27, 2003 (4:32 am)
call 1-800-SUBARU3? Please have your vehicle identification number for the Rep. Let the customer service rep. know that I'd like to see your case. While I cannot work on it myself, I can help the Rep. get some answers for you.
Aug 27, 2003 (7:20 am)
I hope you have receipts? If so, you ought to be covered.
Subaru probably has records, do call 800-SUBARU3 and have them sort this out.
Who would tinker with their gas tank?! :o)
#15250 of 19283 Spark Plug Question
Aug 27, 2003 (3:17 pm)
I'm in the process of doing some of my 30k mile service myself. I bought a set of OEM copper NGK plugs. Does anyone know if these are pre-gapped, or do I need to gap them. If so, anyone know the required gap? Thanks.
#15252 of 19283 Disregard previous post
Aug 27, 2003 (6:49 pm)
Duh...shoulda done a search first, as I see an old post from Colin that the NGK's are pre-gapped to spec (1mm). Everybody go back to their regularly-scheduled programming.
Aug 28, 2003 (7:16 am)
They are, but it doesn't hurt to check them.
Aug 28, 2003 (8:58 am)
I was just getting ready to re-post that! Hopefully I also said in that post that you can double-check the gap anyway just to be sure.
Aug 29, 2003 (9:16 am)
I tried a new cologne out on the wife yesterday....Anyhow, drained and filled front and rear diffs yesterday afternoon. Replaced with Mobil1 75W80. I was surpirsed that the rear diffy plugs came off without too much grunting. I used an 18" long drive, which was more than enough leverage. At 28,500 miles, the rear diffy oil was really gray and spent. The front diffy oil was still pretty clear (but very smelly!).
Rookie mistake of the day : while I was pondering how to get the oil from the quart into the rear differential, I accidentally dropped the little blue Mobil1 cap into the filler hole. Yikes! Spent a good 15 very tense minutes trying to fish it out (using chopsticks and a long tweezer). I knew those chopsticks would come in handy one day
Hopefully plugs, fuel filter, and PCV valve this weekend. I'm leaving coolant, brake fluid and, if needed, tranny drain and fill, to the experts (I'll be calling you soon, Paisan).