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Old 01-20-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
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I have an 05 STI and I have noticed that when I drain the oil it sprays out like a "fire Hydrant" unlike my 02 WRX it came out in a nice even stream. Does anyone else have this problem? It makes quite a mess whe I change my oil. Should I have the dealer look at it or is this normal?
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:01 AM   #2
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You may have a PCV issue.....it also helps to loosen the fill cap(or pull the dipstick) to vent any crankcase pressure that may be present.
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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You may have a PCV issue.....it also helps to loosen the fill cap(or pull the dipstick) to vent any crankcase pressure that may be present.
He has no PCV issue. This is how mine is too. It is mostly due to the design of the STi oil pan (so different compared to other USDM subarus). This causes the oil to swirl as it proceeds toward the hole. Also, the hole in the pan is not just a hole into the pan. Look up into the hole and you will see a very small protective cage that extends up into the hole the depth of the plug. These two factors cause hot oil to spin and spew out like crazy when you drain the oil. It is not a problem.

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Old 01-20-2005, 09:40 AM   #4
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He has no PCV issue. This is how mine is too. It is mostly due to the design of the STi oil pan (so different compared to other USDM subarus). This causes the oil to swirl as it proceeds toward the hole. Also, the hole in the pan is not just a hole into the pan. Look up into the hole and you will see a very small protective cage that extends up into the hole the depth of the plug. These two factors cause hot oil to spin and spew out like crazy when you drain the oil. It is not a problem.

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Thanks I just purchased a fumotovalve which I saw in another post while I was searching. www.fumotovalve.com Maybe this will help me.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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Thanks I just purchased a fumotovalve which I saw in another post while I was searching. www.fumotovalve.com Maybe this will help me.
It will help dramatically. I have one on my car now too.

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