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Old 11-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Where is this oil coming from? I know it's hard to see on the second picture but its running down that spotty black hose. I'm looking at it underneath and from above,and can't find the culprit. Any ideas to look would be good. I didn't do anything to cause a leak. Only parts I have installed on the car is a short ram and pitch stop. Obviously neither of those would do it. But would removing the top mount have stirred something up? Thanks guys!

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Check the tmic to throttle body hose.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Throttle body to top mount was sealed tight but if you look hard enough in the picture, there's some oil down in the valley. Getting closer! Sorry for iPhone pictures too.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Pretty sure I found it. I can twist the throttle body hose. Now I'm just trying to get to the hose clamp without taking 50 things off
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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There we go! So is this common? Why would this have happened? Fill me in guys
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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Remove that black condom from both end of the hose, spray some hairspray to help it seal before reattaching, use t clamps, and it won't happen again. It's common enough for there to be multiple threads about it. Happened to me as well.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #7
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op, go to the dealer. you have a warranty. that much oil there isnt normal. stop taking it apart and go to the dealer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #8
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I'm stage 2 with a dp and intake. Pretty sure I'm screwed on that end. Or is it worth a shot?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 AM   #9
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I'm stage 2 with a dp and intake. Pretty sure I'm screwed on that end. Or is it worth a shot?
whats the worst they can say, no. i had a smaller oil issue on my 08. higher boost pressures make this issue worse. i installed a grimmspeed aos system and my tb hose and tmic are free of oil again. my car is also almost 5 years old come january. your is much newer. try the dealer id say.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:20 AM   #10
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Very true. I'm taking it there this week
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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Is it just me, or do 12 wrx's have alot of issues with seals? Taking my 12 in again soon with boost leaks....
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:51 AM   #12
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I'm stage 2 with a dp and intake. Pretty sure I'm screwed on that end. Or is it worth a shot?
This means almost nothing. But if you want to continue to think because you modded your car in any way, that you no longer have any sort of dealer support, then go ahead.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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just remove your mods and go to dealer with is that a days work vs losing your warranty no brainer in my mind.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:39 AM   #14
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Same problem I had! Bring it to the dealer and get that warranty to work! Remove your mods though
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:02 AM   #15
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Same problem I had. Installed grimmspeed AOS, and problem solved.

I noticed a boost leak before installing the AOS and that added to the oil leak problem as well. Running 19.5 psi now.

After AOS and boost leak fix= NO oil Leaks. Happened in the same area with close to the same, if not more oil.

Screw taking your mods off.

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