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    Oil Change Now Leak 03 WRX!

    Who else changes the washer on the drain plug every oil change? I did on the first and not since then but have never had any problem. Now I have a small dripping leak right there at the drain plug. Has anyone else not changed the washer and had a leak or does everyone change the washer everytime? If so are they available and any regular autoparts store the suby dealer is kinda not convient for me to go to.
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    Tony,
    The O.E.M Filter comes with a washer.

    If you bought an aftermarket you can order some from your dealer they are a buck and a quarter...........use em


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    Yeah I went to autozone a went thru their case of different drain plug washers and found one to fit. I did hate having that 500 mile mobil 1 drain out but I don't like a leak either and this was like a drop every 10 - 15 mins I didn't even notice a drop in oil level.
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    i got a leak myself, used the autozone washer after the OE one was leaking, and i'm still leaking. i think i'm gonna have to take it in for warrantee if this keeps up.
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    Yeah I got the autozone washer as well and it is a much much slower drip like once every couple of hours now. I am not going to be drain out another 30 bucks worth of Mobil 1 come next oil change I will pick up an oem washer and if it still leaks it will be dealership time for me. If you bring your in for service keep me posted I am interested in what they say. Oh the joys of vehicle ownership!
    --Tony

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