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Old 12-16-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Today i saw a small amount of smoke coming through the hood scoop. I think I found the culprit, which is a small amount of oil (im quite sure). I cant really see where the oil is coming from but it appears the only thing it could be is the passenger side valve cover right? Here is a few pics of it, i couldn't really get a good one since there's so much in the way. It looks like the oil is sitting on the exhaust manifold.






Here is one from the bottom, right by the up-pipe i do believe. The pipe that has "SUBARU" on it.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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That looks pretty bad. Like its been leaking steadily for a while now
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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thanks for sharing, now get some new gaskets and take care of it!
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Is there anything else that it could be? Its so hard to tell..
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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It's probably your valve covers/half moon seals. There is a small rectangular plastic plate just above the valve covers where the head breathers connect. Those have a small rubber gasket that likes to leak too.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #6
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Valve covers, cam seals maybe?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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Yea its not leaking where the breathers connect for sure, does anyone know where to get a gasket set? One with the spark plug gaskets too? I looked on subarugenuineparts and i can only find the actual valve cover gasket.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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Yea its not leaking where the breathers connect for sure, does anyone know where to get a gasket set? One with the spark plug gaskets too? I looked on subarugenuineparts and i can only find the actual valve cover gasket.
Your local subaru dealer.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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Dealership or flatiron tuning gasket kit set.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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Thanks guys.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:56 PM   #11
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don't forget the spark plug seals
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #12
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Yea its not leaking where the breathers connect for sure, does anyone know where to get a gasket set? One with the spark plug gaskets too? I looked on subarugenuineparts and i can only find the actual valve cover gasket.
What side is it on? I changed mines in 4-5 hours. Bought new gaskets on amazon and sealant at my local auto store.


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Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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What side is it on? I changed mines in 4-5 hours. Bought new gaskets on amazon and sealant at my local auto store.


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Its on the passenger side thank god, thanks for the link.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #14
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #15
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Mine was leaking from the same side for a couple weeks I took it to the dealer they told me it was the valve cover gaskets so I replaced the right side in about an hr and it was still leaking n smoking just like your and I took it back to the dealer n they said the valve cover was leaking again! Well long story short they were wrong! It actaully was my turbo feed line had cracked at the banjo fitting at the turbo and finally broke completely off!
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