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07-02-2015 09:00 PM
1 Lucky Texan I have never read of anyone using it and I tossed mine.

Gen2s have a filter under the hood. If yours needs it, good time to replace it as you will have to depressurize the fuel circuit anyway.
07-02-2015 06:38 PM
wideawake130 I am approaching 130K miles/13 years, and so I plan to replace the o-ring as a preventive measure. In preparation, I have purchased a pack of the metric 928 viton (brown) o-rings, and filter kit number W0133-1617990. What is the story with the filter kit, is the filter itself usable? Most posters seem to just acquire the kit in order to use the cap.
05-20-2015 05:35 PM
babiker712 I'll be doing this this weekend. For those interested, I should have a few spare caps that are not broken that I pulled for spares from the local salvage yard, in addition to 1 O-ring. PM for price plus shipping in the lower 48 via USPS.
03-23-2015 09:48 AM
CCCars Hope it was enough to cover the cost of the o ring!!


Graham
03-17-2015 08:49 PM
deadhead Just did this yesterday and had no symptoms but the o-ring was slightly swollen. You'll be amazed how much change you can find under the back seat!
10-05-2014 11:58 PM
marmar1305 I would like to share my story about the issues I has last week the fuel system. I own a 02 Outback Wagon 3.0L VDC. When I drove home last Sunday, the car stalled on the off ramp of the hwy. A town brought me home. The next day the car started ... no problems. After driving 30 min hwy I parked the car to do some shopping. When I wanted to start the car he didn't start. I had to wait 1 1/2 hour before I was able to start. I drove home and the next day I ordered the o-ring Viton #928 for the fuel pump. I replaced the o-ring in no time. I decided to drive by Seven Automotive my Subi mechanics to let them check the car to be sure. Two blocks away from the shop my car stalled again. Towed him to the shop. They diagnosed that the fuel relay didn't work properly because the wiring has been messed up by the previous owner. They fixed the wiring and to be sure replaced the relay by a used one at no cost. The car is running fine now and the issue seems to be solved. Those guys at Seven Automotive in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada they are the best.
09-20-2014 08:43 PM
03LLBean Thanks. I think I'll buy the cap before I go into it.
09-20-2014 04:19 PM
1 Lucky Texan not a failed/protruding o-ring, just soft-ish and enlarged.

I have always run premium and our fuel is mandated for 10% ethanol due to several counties around here being "non-attainment" rated.

I do occasionally use fuel additives. usually every coupla years - either Techron or SeaFoam. also, her car is low miles plus, is never driven off-road.
09-20-2014 11:02 AM
eagleeye
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depends - if you can either wait until you can source parts, or if you can comfortably re-install the broken cap (if that's what you find.....) and risk driving the car for a few days and then pull the pump again.

I elected to have new o-ring and cap on-hand. My original cap looked fine, but the o-ring was 'swollen' so, I replaced both . I looked at it like a one time preventive maintenance thing. $70 and 90 minutes or whatever - cheap peace-of-mind.
Swollen,...1LT please remind us what octane your bean runs on. (and if you think such gas has ethanol in it).
09-20-2014 12:52 AM
1 Lucky Texan depends - if you can either wait until you can source parts, or if you can comfortably re-install the broken cap (if that's what you find.....) and risk driving the car for a few days and then pull the pump again.

I elected to have new o-ring and cap on-hand. My original cap looked fine, but the o-ring was 'swollen' so, I replaced both . I looked at it like a one time preventive maintenance thing. $70 and 90 minutes or whatever - cheap peace-of-mind.
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