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Old 04-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2006
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2006 Impreza WRX
Steel Gray Metallic

Default Oil Leak Above Filter (not what you think)...

2006 WRX 5 spd.....

As the title says.

Here is what I have changed so far:

Oil cooler gasket (twice)
New oil cooler
Valve cover gasket (it was leaking also)

Just finished the valve cover gasket earlier today. Not really surprised that there is still a leak. The oil is puddling in the same old place above the oil filter.

So I decided to sit under my car while it was running. The oil is definitely coming from one of the two bolts directly above the oil cooler. Which is well above the oil cooler gasket.

Anyone have any experience with this? Any what is needed to fix it?

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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1996 Impreza outback


Maybe it could be a front main seal? Or the oil pump is slightly leaking from the bottom?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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02 WRX
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take a white paper towel, wipe clean the area, then take a fresh towel and repeat the experiemnt where you run the engine.

When the oil seeps again, wipe it with the white towel and look at the color of the oil.

This is probably hydraulic oil from the powersteering banjo bolt.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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I have the same leak, 06 WRX TR
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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2006 impreza wrx


I have the same leak. I looked at a parts break down and found out there is another o-ring (same size) behind those bolts. I'm actually going to attempt to replace this tomorrow during my oil change. bad news is i'm pretty sure you need to remove some other stuff to get get to all the bolts..... hopefully I don't break anything in the process lol.
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