So I just did my first oil change on my 03 WRX (just bought the car 2 months ago). I've done many oil changes in my life and it was easier to do on this car than on my civic! Changed the filter and replaced with Royal Purple 5W 30 oil. After I put oil in, check the levels, ran the car for 5 mins, let it sit for an hour and then checked it again, levels were fine.
Few hours later, took the car for a spin and there was a burning oil smell and white smoke coming out of the hood scoop. Popped the hood and the smoke was coming from turbo area. Figured some oil splashed somewhere and it was just burning off. Checked the oil level again and it was at the "F" line but not over. Problem continued for a few days, checked the oil level again and it was about a quarter inch over the "F" line, which meant I was probably running too mch oil for a few days.
Drained the extra oil (happened to be about 1/2 quart) checked the level, ran it for 5 mins and let it sit and then checked again, levels were fine. Took it to the store, same thing happened, burning smell and smoke out of the hood scoop. Can anyone help me here? I have no idea what I could have done? Don't believe there is smoke coming from the tailpipe but its so cold here in CO right now I can't tell. (there is definitely no visible blue or black smoke coming out)
I'm sure the comments will be flowing in about how I'm an idiot and cant do an oil change, but would appreciate any help. Never had this problem with an oil change, although I've never been dumb enough to overfill with oil either.