So I have an 03 WRX with 137K on the clock and i noticed today that I have developed an oil leak coming from somewhere under the intake/power steering pump.
I was driving through a bumpy field and i guess it was enough to splash some oil that had been pooling on top of my engine onto the belts and cause it to go everywhere, onto my exhaust which brought it to my attention. I checked the dipstick and it is 1QT low. I am just over 3k on this oil and i was going to do my oil change tomorrow. Here is a pic of the only place i could see oil pooling. I took my alternator off real quick to see this much. Nothing coming from the valve cover, isnt coming from the timing cover either. Looked back between the intercooler and the intake and it is all dry back there. Anyone have any idea what could be source? I search and found a lot of STI owners having problems with oil feed lines cracking but i didn't know if that also was a problem on the WRX.
Here is the pic. The front of the car is at the bottom of the pic, you can see the engine code on the right and the oil is pooled on the left center of the pic right behind the power steering pump:
it looks like the oil source is somewhere further left of where it is pooling. there are lots of hoses, wires and the coolant pipe routed through there making it very hard to see what is in there that could be leaking.
any help will be great!