I noticed it again this morning... The smell is only in the cabin and only present before starting the car... as soon as I start it the smell disappears. It does not appear to be as strong as originally stated although it is friggin cold outside here today (7d). I could not figure out exactly where the cansiter is on my car but ther is no smell anywher near the engine.keep me posted on what you find, im having a similiar problem with my canister.. any easy fix guys?
If there is less evaporation in cold weather, wouldn't the smell be stronger now? Or can the canister get saturated by some one time event?This is a realoem.com diagram of the fuel ventilation
some components can be stressed by a saturated canister which is below the trunk. Also check the purge valve and fuel injection rail. There is less fuel evaporation in cold weather.