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This is a discussion on smell of burning oil need help within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; hey, so i have an 02 wrx i had the timing belt done a few months ago and the last ...

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    smell of burning oil need help

    hey, so i have an 02 wrx i had the timing belt done a few months ago and the last few days i have been noticing a burning oil smell. any thoughts???

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    there are no visible leaks any where on the engine

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    did they replace the oil pump at the same time?
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    no just timing belt and just the standard 105k mile maintenance

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    are you losing oil? how does it run?
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    not a noticeable amount. she is a little sluggish but i know that there is a good size boost leak that i need to fix

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    My turbo oil seal began to leak around that time. Still haven't changed the turbo 90k miles later. Loses about 1 qt every 4k miles or so.

    Still, it's weird that you just noticed the smell after the timing belt was changed. Maybe they loosened a bolt on the oil pump on accident?
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