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Old 05-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I have a 2013 WRX and just noticed I had a small oil leak.

I saw a spot in my driveway and so last night, I laid down some cardboard under the car just to make sure it was mine, and sure enough when I checked this morning it was.

I have no idea where it is coming from, so I called the dealership and set up an appointment (Friday).

Any recommendations for what I should check besides oil levels, filter and drain plug?

Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Honestly.. Your thread is not informative at all.. Any mods? Mileage?

Anyway.. Im sure that oil leak is from tb to ic hose.. Happened to me twice and went to the dealer twice. When I had an extra money i bought an aftermarket hose and never had a problem
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #3
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There was a run of defective oem oil filters out there months back. The seal would go bad and begin to lose oil. Check your oil all the time before you drive in to the dealer.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Honestly.. Your thread is not informative at all.. Any mods? Mileage?

Anyway.. Im sure that oil leak is from tb to ic hose.. Happened to me twice and went to the dealer twice. When I had an extra money i bought an aftermarket hose and never had a problem
There shouldn't be SO much oil that it puddles in there enough for it to make it all the way to the ground anyway, a small amount is normal. Now you're burning it instead of it leaking out, you put a bandaid on what could be an actual problem.

On top of the filter and plug, check the mating surface for the oil pan, sides of the heads, and check the bottom of the timing cover. If there's oil in the timing cover, look for run marks coming from the crank, if there aren't any coming from the crank look for spray coming off of the cam gears. There's a ton of places that it COULD be leaking from, if you find a run try and follow it back.

If you weren't already, you should check your oil at least once a day until it gets fixed.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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Step one: Stop posting

Step two: put cars on jack stands

Step three: crawl under car

Step four: look for source of leak

Since we are on the other side of this here Internet, we can't do that for your. Possible sources for and oil leak are numerous and the easiest way to find it would be to use your god given senses. Its not rocket science.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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Honestly.. Your thread is not informative at all.. Any mods? Mileage?

Anyway.. Im sure that oil leak is from tb to ic hose.. Happened to me twice and went to the dealer twice. When I had an extra money i bought an aftermarket hose and never had a problem
No Mods, and it has 5,000 miles on it. I just got it in September. In fact I have only had 1 oil change so far, and it was done at the dealership. I'll check the tb to ic hose... thanks!

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There was a run of defective oem oil filters out there months back. The seal would go bad and begin to lose oil. Check your oil all the time before you drive in to the dealer.
I checked the drain plug and filter... It didn't seem to be coming from either source... I keep checking my oil but the levels have been good.
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Step one: Stop posting

Step two: put cars on jack stands

Step three: crawl under car

Step four: look for source of leak

Since we are on the other side of this here Internet, we can't do that for your. Possible sources for and oil leak are numerous and the easiest way to find it would be to use your god given senses. Its not rocket science.
Step 1: Stop being a smart ass

Step 2: Already got under the car, hence referencing the drain plug and oil filter

Isn't the point of a forum to connect with people "on the other side of the internet" to discuss a common car? If your going to post, make it helpful for me and others that might have the same issue with their late model WRXs. Contribute something meaningful.

Otherwise move on and post your high horse remarks on a different website.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:25 PM   #7
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Its not a high horse but common sense. Any place there is a flange, a gasket, an oil line, or anything that contains or holds oil source of the leak. We could list all the possible sources of leaks but its as really is just a matter of cleaning the area and monitoring it for the oily residue and drips to return. I have an oil leak from the base of my oil filler tube that drips down the side of my valve cover. Does that mean that's where yours is leaking from? Probably not but I found the leak with my own two eyes because I am always under my hood or under my car maintaining or working on it. You're making it a bigger deal than it need to be.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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put the car up in the air,remove the engine cover and see where the oil is coming from. its that easy. if not bring it to the dealer, you have a warranty.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #9
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Pictures would help too. Most oil leaks are usually above where you see residue.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:05 AM   #10
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Pictures would help too. Most oil leaks are usually above where you see residue.
i agree but the engine cover is gonna make the oil come from the same area regardless. its only got a few holes in it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #11
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Oil leak? Use your warranty...
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #12
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Found the source of the oil leak. It was the oil line to the turbo. The dealership took care of it.

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #13
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Oil feed or return?
Picture didn't work.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #14
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Oil feed or return?
Picture didn't work.
Let's try that picture again...

BTW it is the oil feed

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #15
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Let's try that picture again...

BTW it is the oil feed
Yep, that's her. Thanks for the heads up.
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