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Old 03-21-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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so i have a oil leak from my oil pan from the dipstick weld? i wipe it off and starts to leak again it. here is a video i found, and it shows in the vid what im talking about from where it leaks.


is there any easy fix for this besides replacing the oil pan?
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You are talking about where the dipstick inserts into the oil pan, yes?
The small tube welded into the side of the pan, yes?
The "thingy" right under the yellow "R" in the video title, yes?

You can try cleaning it thoroughly of all grease, oil, etc., let it dry, and then sealing it up with grey RTV. Make sure it is completely dry before you start driving.

If that doesn't work, you'll need to replace the pan.
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:27 PM   #3
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You are talking about where the dipstick inserts into the oil pan, yes?
The small tube welded into the side of the pan, yes?
The "thingy" right under the yellow "R" in the video title, yes?

You can try cleaning it thoroughly of all grease, oil, etc., let it dry, and then sealing it up with grey RTV. Make sure it is completely dry before you start driving.

If that doesn't work, you'll need to replace the pan.
Yes and ok I'll try it out thanks
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that bites
I've never had any luck fixing leaks from the outside, but I guess it's worth a try
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:54 PM   #5
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where can i buy a oem oil pan i know rallysport sells it for 144 new but i also seen other price for around 40-50 bucks and want to know why the price is so deffernt
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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also what site can i get the Oil Pan Mounting Bolts, i need all of them
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:05 AM   #7
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where can i buy a oem oil pan?
eBay... Amazon... definitely no shortage of places to buy an OEM oil pan from.

Before you buy a new pan, you might wish to research the benefits of upgrading to a newer style OEM oil pan, baffle, and oil pickup tube.

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i know rallysport sells it for 144 new but i also seen other price for around 40-50 bucks and want to know why the price is so deffernt
A genuine Subaru part will generally cost more than a similar item from an aftermarket supplier.
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where can i buy a oem oil pan i know rallysport sells it for 144 new but i also seen other price for around 40-50 bucks and want to know why the price is so deffernt
- Dealer Parts Dept.,
- Dealer On-line Sales,
- Amazon ( many times these are actually from Dealer On-line Sales )

OEM vs cheap aftermarket - you decide

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also what site can i get the Oil Pan Mounting Bolts, i need all of them
Just re-use your old mounting bolts. No need to replace them unless you damaged them. If you damaged the threads on the bolts, then you may have damaged the threads in the block, which is a whole other issue
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:30 AM   #9
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- Dealer Parts Dept.,
- Dealer On-line Sales,
- Amazon ( many times these are actually from Dealer On-line Sales )

OEM vs cheap aftermarket - you decide



Just re-use your old mounting bolts. No need to replace them unless you damaged them. If you damaged the threads on the bolts, then you may have damaged the threads in the block, which is a whole other issue
So I was gonna get the sti oil pan and a killer b pick up also the bolts I have are rusty so trying to find new ones to replace them is there any gasket maker I should buy also what dip stick do I need
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Definitely should get the STi pan ( since you are buying a new pan anyway )and KillerB pick-up.

Rusty bolts?
Just wipe them clean, put some anti-seize on them and re-install them with the new pan. It's up to you, but doesn't sound like any reason to spend the money on new bolts.
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Definitely should get the STi pan ( since you are buying a new pan anyway )and KillerB pick-up.

Rusty bolts?
Just wipe them clean, put some anti-seize on them and re-install them with the new pan. It's up to you, but doesn't sound like any reason to spend the money on new bolts.
Ok would I need a new dip stick for this oil pan?
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If I were in your shoes, I'd get a used OEM pan. I know for a fact there are a lot of OEM pans floating around from cars that are only a few years old. Generally, they sell for $40-50. The OEM 'replacement' pans are generally not made to the same level of material and quality standards as the original OEM pans. You might get lucky and never deal with it again, you might not. Since the oil pan is a pain to remove/replace, I'd rather take the safer bet and only do it once.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:39 AM   #13
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If I were in your shoes, I'd get a used OEM pan. I know for a fact there are a lot of OEM pans floating around from cars that are only a few years old. Generally, they sell for $40-50. The OEM 'replacement' pans are generally not made to the same level of material and quality standards as the original OEM pans. You might get lucky and never deal with it again, you might not. Since the oil pan is a pain to remove/replace, I'd rather take the safer bet and only do it once.
What if I get the sti oil pan with killer b pick up?
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You can get an OEM pan or an STi pan, new or used.

KillerB has you covered with a pick-up for either one.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:02 PM   #15
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Reason why I was thinking of the sti was it gave me the option for the headers there was a post killer b posted about comparing the oil pans I'm going to have to re read it again but if I did pick the sti one, do I need a different dip stick or I can use my own one also what gasket maker should I use? I seen store have gasket but wasn't sure if I had to make my own
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Any more help would be nice I would like to order parts today
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Reason why I was thinking of the sti was it gave me the option for the headers there was a post killer b posted about comparing the oil pans I'm going to have to re read it again but if I did pick the sti one, do I need a different dip stick or I can use my own one also what gasket maker should I use? I seen store have gasket but wasn't sure if I had to make my own
If you install the STi pan you need the STi dipstick.

To seal the pan use Permatex Ultra Grey, Hondabond, or Fujibond. Permatex works great. Hondabond is great, and much cheaper than Fujibond.
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If you install the STi pan you need the STi dipstick.

To seal the pan use Permatex Ultra Grey, Hondabond, or Fujibond. Permatex works great. Hondabond is great, and much cheaper than Fujibond.
where can i order the sti dip stick do i also need the tube as well?

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You can also re-mark the dipstick you have. Since you know how much oil to put into the pan, you just put the new 'full' mark where the level falls once you started/stopped and let the oil settle.

As far as which liquid adhesive gasket, they are all similar. What's most important is to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for application and to make sure all your surfaces are CLEAN. I use cheapo Permatex and have never had a leak. It's all the the process and prep.
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installed now i have the sti dip stick and really hard to tell how much oil is in. is it 5qt 4.8qts or?
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If you're using an STi pan, 'full' is going to be 4.3 or 4.5 depending on which STi pan version you got.
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If you're using an STi pan, 'full' is going to be 4.3 or 4.5 depending on which STi pan version you got.
I have the 131
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from my memory 4.3.
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Is that with a new oil filter?
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Is that with a new oil filter?
Yes.
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