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View Poll Results: Year/model of the car the failure happened
04 STI 34 11.56%
05 STI 19 6.46%
06 STI 87 29.59%
07 STI 20 6.80%
08 STI 11 3.74%
05 LGT 6 2.04%
06 LGT 9 3.06%
07 LGT 3 1.02%
08 LGT 0 0%
02-05 WRX 55 18.71%
06 WRX 17 5.78%
07 WRX 12 4.08%
08 WRX 9 3.06%
04-08 FXT 12 4.08%
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:38 PM   #851
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- 2006 sti
- 89,000
- turbo gone engine rebuild
- nope said it wasn't a problem with the oil pick up tube breaking
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #852
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- 2006 sti
- 110K
- none, was changing proactively, and noticed 3 cracks forming
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:29 PM   #853
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2015 STI Limited
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My wifes commuter car.

Oil tube pickup issue. CEL came on about 100 miles ago. Subaru is ordering the parts.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:29 PM   #854
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2015 STI Limited
18,500 Miles
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My wifes commuter car.

Oil tube pickup issue. CEL came on about 100 miles ago. Subaru is ordering the parts.

what was the CEL for?
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:32 PM   #855
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wow i'm glad i found this thread. i have an 06STi motor in my rs conversion! seems 06sti motors are failing dis-proportionally. hot dam. why isn't this sticked? i'm coming up on 30K miles, so i'll be getting the killerb and getting it installed before driving it any more. this thread is what nightmares of made of. i'm not sure i'll be able to sleep until this gets fixed !!
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:33 PM   #856
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- 2005 STi
- 127k miles
- R&R pickup tube while doing oil pan gasket since I was in there
- pickup tube had no cracks.
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Old 12-15-2016, 05:04 PM   #857
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This was a few years ago, but:

2006 STI
85k(I forget exactly when I replaced it, but I know it was under 100k when I did it)
Oil pressure light would flicker on start up, no damage otherwise
Noticed cracks near the top flange on pick up tube
Replaced with KillerB pick up tube
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:31 AM   #858
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I'll be putting in the KillerB in the next few months.

2017 STi
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:37 AM   #859
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We've been making our pickup since 2009. Over the years I've heard more stories than I can count. It's always saddening when a $20 part destroys a several thousand dollar engine :/ To date our 'failure is not an option' design had zero failures. Very proud that we can provide a part that helps instill confidence in the cars we love so much!

Thanks so much for the support guys!!
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:52 AM   #860
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Dealer is replacing my engine and everything oil related. They placed emphasis on the oil pick up tube and pump. Will be ordering a KillerB pick up and see if my dealer will use that instead lol.
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:12 PM   #861
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Dealer is replacing my engine and everything oil related. They placed emphasis on the oil pick up tube and pump. Will be ordering a KillerB pick up and see if my dealer will use that instead lol.
We sell the pickup to many dealers. If they have any issue with it (and they are not already using ours), have them give us a call.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:21 AM   #862
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kind of insane that I did this on my 2007 STI and ten years later, I will probably have to do it again on a 2017 STI.

SMFH SUBARU
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:04 AM   #863
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kind of insane that I did this on my 2007 STI and ten years later, I will probably have to do it again on a 2017 STI.

SMFH SUBARU
After the warranty period of course! Subaru should have to replace all the failures!!
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:28 AM   #864
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After the warranty period of course! Subaru should have to replace all the failures!!
That's what I was thinking...I usually only tend to keep cars for 2-3 years tops, if it goes before then at least it won't be at my expense. Still, pretty absurd that the company would rather just keep replacing blown motors than just fix the f'ing problem.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:00 AM   #865
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After the warranty period of course! Subaru should have to replace all the failures!!
Well, they tend to stick to the contract; if it fails before warranty period, they cover it.

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Still, pretty absurd that the company would rather just keep replacing blown motors than just fix the f'ing problem.
There is likely some bureaucracy involved as well since Subaru sources them from another OEM. Also, in Japan where new car ownership is much shorter than here in the US, this is next to non-existent in the JDM.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:23 AM   #866
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Curious what the oil pickups for the 15+ wrx / sti look like. have you guys cracked those open yet?

granted different motor I know of course.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:07 AM   #867
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Curious what the oil pickups for the 15+ wrx / sti look like. have you guys cracked those open yet?

granted different motor I know of course.
All 2006-current MY STi pickups are the same part number.

FA pickups are different, and we do make a pickup for those as well. The tubes don't fail, but we have see screen failures that have caused the pump, crank, etc. to be destroyed by allowing larger debris into the pump. The OEM FA pickup has spot welds that cause the screen wires to break very easily. Ours has a larger screen area and uses a different process to hold the screen in place... among other changes to improve oil flow
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:35 AM   #868
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All 2006-current MY STi pickups are the same part number.

FA pickups are different, and we do make a pickup for those as well. The tubes don't fail, but we have see screen failures that have caused the pump, crank, etc. to be destroyed by allowing larger debris into the pump. The OEM FA pickup has spot welds that cause the screen wires to break very easily. Ours has a larger screen area and uses a different process to hold the screen in place... among other changes to improve oil flow
intriguing. has there been any reports of those screens breaking and grenading engines. As always that pickup looks beefy.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:05 PM   #869
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I and a couple others have had similar experiences, but this is going to be a chicken and the egg argument. Did the pump failure cause the engine to blow, or did the engine blowing cause the pump to fail. Either way, the screen lets go. Here are some pictures of OEM, the failure we had... that led to creating our own pickup.











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