I bought a new Wix fuel filter online and again when smelling the inlet/outlet it smells like fuel or oil. I thought it was only paper media inside.
On my last fuel filter I bought one off eBay, a CarQuest store brand claiming to be new. It also had a smell to it and when I put a wet q-tip in it it came out smelling like a cleaning agent. I did get a refund and went and bought one directly from a store.
I couldn’t find any search results that addressed this issue.