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Old 10-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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hey whats up nasioc for awhile now my wrx has been leaking oil. i brought it subaru and they said it was my valve cover gasket. i got it changed and i still keep an eye on it and i think it still leaks alot through the gasket i have included a picture to show you guys to see if it would help


i started the car up and about 2 minutes later it started to accumilate oil in the corner of the valve cover gasket which you can see in the picture. it builds up on the corner of it and drips from there any suggestions? or maybe something else it might be? thankss
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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o yeh and i forgot to mention this is a hybrid motor as well i have a 2009 sti block and stock wrx heads if that makes a difference just wanted to throw it out there
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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check the plastic half-moon pieces on the back of the head. they get it some times putting in a up pipe and can crack and leak.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:38 PM   #5
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i have stock uppipe soo would that be outa the question?
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:46 AM   #6
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check all valve cover bolts..half moons as mentioned prior.
but on driver side head...no oil lines..so valve cover gasket..
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:53 AM   #7
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Same as above. Perhaps add some RTV silicon to the gaskets next time for better sealing although it shouldn't be necessary if properly torqued.

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:25 AM   #8
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spray down that oil with brake cleaner. ALL of it. spray the sides, top, and bottom then start up the car and watch.
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check the plastic half-moon pieces on the back of the head. they get it some times putting in a up pipe and can crack and leak.
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half moons as mentioned prior.

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Old 10-04-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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ok cool yeh ill have to look at the half moon pieces is there a possiblitily that the guy at subaru didnt do the job well? its under waranty so ill bring it back to them and have them do a new gasket again and see what happens and ill ask them about the half moon pieces thanks for all the support guys and girls
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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spray down that oil with brake cleaner. ALL of it. spray the sides, top, and bottom then start up the car and watch.
What he said ..
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