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Old 04-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default 2012 WRX -> Oil Draining On Sideskirts?

I've washed this area of the car before. Went through a no-touch car wash, then drove down a dusty gravel road and these marks show up AGAIN!. Theyve been showing up ever since I picked her up in Dec'11.

What's the deal? Do I need to take off the door panels? Anyone else with this issue?

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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It's from the inside of the door. It's a greasy feeling film in there to help prevent corrosion. I pretty much just deal with it. Clean your side skirts really well and get a good coat of wax on them. Then you can just spray and shine and wipe off as needed!
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Its normal, will eventually go away, but it takes awhile.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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The water travels through your door from the windows etc and exits through the holes you can see if you look under the door. I hate it bc I have a white car but hopefully it goes away in the future.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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I have the same issue, but after 20,000 miles it's getting better.

I am really disappointed by this thread. I clicked waiting for some and got a totally reasonable threat. I mean oil from the side skirts, I was expecting pictures of messed up inter-cooler, oil lines or other catastrophe. I guess I'll go back to work.
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