I just went to see a WRX. 2003 model peanut eye. has 100,000 miles on it..
the car is completely stock doesn't even have BoV, exhaust or tinted window like most WRX has...... I was kind of expecting to get a lightly modded WRX so I can save some cash...
now the car runs very well and there is no oil leak anywhere from the bottom including near turbo. however I do find a little bit of 'oily dirt' near the front of the engine.. it's in front to the driver side of the oil filter. there is black and when I touch it, it was greasy, but not wet.. please see photo. the oil is directly below the green circle. it's nothing major like dripping. just some dried out oil that mixed with dust. all other area are bone dry
what is there and what could be the problem?
another question is that I believe the WRX had not done it's full timing belt service. the guy asking for $10k and is willing to go down a bit because it's due for major service soon. besides that, the car is very very clean and stock. how much should I offer him ? ? ?