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    Regardless, you might look into a skid plate - metal, not plastic. Search "primitive" on this site.
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    If you go back to the dealer make sure you take off any mods. Your BOV might be causing the oil plug to leak...


    ...carry on...

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    Originally posted by MainFrame
    I have almost 45k miles now, so it's not under warranty anymore.
    You know, the 5yr/60Kmi warranty does cover the oil pan, oil gaskets, and seals. I should have seen this sooner, but I was looking through my booklet today... The issue will then become whether you stripped it or not though.
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    Originally posted by Matt-
    If you go back to the dealer make sure you take off any mods. Your BOV might be causing the oil plug to leak...


    ...carry on...
    It's an OEM recirculator.. unless this is a common problem on all WRXs I doubt it's the recirculator causing the oil to leak.

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    Sorry man, I was just making a joke about dealers trying to find a mod that is causing any problem.

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    Doh!

    Anyways... I guess I'll go ahead and get the fumoto for my next oil change and see if that stops the leak.

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    I like the Teflon idea (BTW, teflon tape is golden, not ghetto. Check it out on DuPont's website if you like. That stuff is super amazing.) But, you'd have to make sure you torque it correctly with that stuff, cause it does make it easier to turn, and therefore easier to overtighten.

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