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Old 01-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Oil leak, and smoke, 05 STi

I brought this up awhile back, and now am re-addressing it. I had been getting some oil spots in my garage a few months ago, really wanted to take care of it. was getting smoky under the hood at stop lights, under throttle etc, i figured it was rear main seal, or oil seperator plate next to main seal. throwout bearing was making some noise, and it was time for a clutch change... fast forward until about 6 weeks ago. Pulled the trans, did clutch, throwout bearing, rear main seal, oil seperator plate, did a bunch of bushings etc while I was under there.
I have still been getting smoke under the hood after hitting boost, and when sitting at stop lights, i can basically watch it happen, when i hit the gas, smoke comes out under the passenger side of the hood each time, so oil is just squirting onto the manifold. I have put the car back on the lift to make sure the repairs we did were still holding, bone dry at rear main seal and seperator plate. the leak is on the passenger side, kind of near the turbo, and it looks like it drips down onto the exhaust manifold on that side. (thats why its so smoky) I am almost sure its the turbo oil/avcs line that many people have posted as failing , as they crack at the weak solder. I would like to replace this to get the oil leak taken care of. i have browsed around, and fast motorsports is really the only one that comes up as a stainless flex line, also P&L... i have heard mixed reviews on both of these. any other recommendations? any BTDTs on this?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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Someone also suggested on the last thread about it, to not just replace it and have it be a valve cover gasket or something. the vc gaskets are good. drivers side is a little bit oily, but passenger side is good. really trying to get this taken care of, any advice especially suggestions on what lines to get would be helpful. also, if anyone thinks it could be something else, throw the suggestions out there so I can take a look. if its not rear main seal/oil plate/valve cover gaskets... i'm assuming its this line.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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