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Old 11-08-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Been a while since I've worked on my car so any Subie knowledge I had has left me. I recently started having white smoke coming from my hood scoop when my car is sitting idle at a light. I immediately thought it was an oil leak and took a look under the hood. I found that lower half of my downpipe (1st section) was covered in what appears to be oil with a slight green tint to it but not near the turbo. It appears to be dripping down onto my h-brace and axle as well. I went under the car and can't seem to see where it's coming from.

I'm pretty unfamiliar with my turbo's oil lines so I think that might be the problem. It's not the oil drain as I check under the car. The smoke is coming from a drip onto the exhaust manifold but there is no oil on the front or back side of the turbo. Have any ideas? I searched the forums and never I have an 03 WRX with 109k miles. Thanks.


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Old 11-08-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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Mine is doing the same thing cause I have a cam seal leak. Oil is traveling down the head and onto the manifold on the passenger side. Check the valve cover or cam cover for oil. I'm up in milage tho... 167000 miles.

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Old 11-09-2014, 12:20 AM   #3
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Not a split CV throwing grease around?
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:09 AM   #4
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Haha, good point. That would definitely make more sense. Guess I got two separate problems. Had to top off some oil despite having done an oil change less than 2500 miles ago and the white smoke coming through the hood. I'll take a greater look. Thanks!


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