Jerry Dork
Dec. 30, 2013 3:08 p.m.

Had some maintenance done to the 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS last week while they looked for the gas smell. They found a loose hose clamp on the gas tank, and considered it done. That was Friday.

Today it still smells of gas, but (I think) it's better. How long does it take to dissipate? I left the windows down overnight Friday but they've been rolled up ever since otherwise, being December in Ohio. I drove 1.5hrs each way yesterday to a cousin's in IN with my mom, and it seemed like once I got in the smell wasn't as noticeable. Whereas before it berkeleying stunk the whole ride.

I'd like to think they fixed it, the idea that multiple locations failed at the same time seems unusual.

Swank Force One MegaDork
Dec. 30, 2013 3:16 p.m.

The gas smell is gone from my car within about 2-3 hours of replacing a fuel pump, so.... i'd say they didn't fix it.

Dec. 30, 2013 3:17 p.m.

Sprinkle baking soda in car, leave it for 24 hours and vacuum out.

Knurled PowerDork
Dec. 30, 2013 3:32 p.m.

Depending on what the weather is like in Dayton, it may take a while.

Jerry Dork
Dec. 30, 2013 3:49 p.m.
NGTD wrote: Sprinkle baking soda in car, leave it for 24 hours and vacuum out.

That seems legit. Might give it a go.

Kenny_McCormic UltraDork
Dec. 30, 2013 4:58 p.m.

Park it in the sun on a calm day, or in a heated garage, with the windows cracked

Dec. 30, 2013 5:30 p.m.
Jerry wrote:
NGTD wrote: Sprinkle baking soda in car, leave it for 24 hours and vacuum out.

That seems legit. Might give it a go.

Use plenty - its cheap and it works.

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