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Old 02-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
masterkabal
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Hello,

I am Raymond from The Netherlands and have recently purchased a Subaru Impreza WRX prodrive from 2003.

Today when i was changing the spark plugs i noticed an oil leak.
Can anyone tell me what is causing the leak? It's on the passenger side of the car above the left spark plug.

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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The best way to find out where the leak is coming from is to thoroughly clean the area and then drive the car and the look to see where the leak is coming from. With out doing that it is a complete shot in the dark. Just remember to clean all the way to the highest point on the engine and give some consideration to cleaning the entire engine bay. You'd be suprised how far from the actual leak fluids can travel.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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Looks like valve cover gasket pretty simple fix!
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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Valve cover gasket...pretty cheap and easy fix, happened to me and just got it all sorted out. Do both sides even if the other is nice as there's really no reason to just do one.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I will clean it when my dislocated shoulder has healed... Until then no driving for me .
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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Immediately thought of Randee of the Redwoods after reading OP's intro.

Anyway, welcome to the forum, Raymond of the Netherlands! Hope your shoulder heals soon. Enjoy the car once the leak is repaired.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:28 PM   #7
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I just wanted to say welcome! I hope to visit the Netherlands some day.
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