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November 16, 2009 4:55 PM Subscribe
Why do I smell gasoline when I'm in my car?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to travel & transportation (17 answers total)
I drive a 2003 Subaru Forester. Yesterday I started smelling gasoline inside the car. I haven't noticed any fluids or leaks under the vehicle, and the gas cap is tightly secured. My fuel needle doesn't seem to be dropping any faster than usual. I'm slightly past due for an oil change, taking it in for one this weekend. I've accidentally been a bit rough on my transmission and starter lately, grinding gears a bit harshly and quickly restarting the engine after a stall. These were brief but I'm paranoid because this is my first stick shift. Hopefully those are unrelated to the gas smell. I am mechanically uninclined.
I found this thread
, which in interesting but beyond my level of car-maintenance skill. Any suggestions? How seriously should I treat this issue?