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This is a discussion on Oil change turns to oil leak... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I bought my car about 2 months ago (2003 WRX Impreza) the first thing I did was changed the ...

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    Oil change turns to oil leak...

    So I bought my car about 2 months ago (2003 WRX Impreza) the first thing I did was changed the oil and filter. About 2 weeks ago I started see oil drops under my car. Someone told me that there was something special about WRX's when changing oil. Did I mess something up?

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    Where's the oil dripping from?

    Did you forget the gasket for the drain plug? If you bought a Subaru filter it should have included a new gasket.
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    silly question but did you remember to oil up the filter gasket so it creates a seal?

    last time I was changing the oil in my car, it went from oil change to boiling hot oil shower... wasn't fun...
    Last edited by rcrevolution; 01-27-2010 at 11:13 AM.

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    Where are the oil drops located beneath the car?
    Did you use an OEM oil filter?
    Did you install a new crush washer on the drain plug?

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    like it has been said the first thing is to see where the leak is. a subaru oil change is just like most other car oil changes. oil out, change filter, oil in.
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