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This is a discussion on 1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by SD_GR Oil leak, and if so most likely valve cover gasket, turbo supply/return line, other, in that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Oil leak, and if so most likely valve cover gasket, turbo supply/return line, other, in that order of probability in my opinion. Many such leaks burn off on the header and never reach the ground.
    This ^, however you would probably see smoke when you first parked after the engine getting really hot.
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    So I drove my car home from work today and just as soon as I pulled into my driveway, I noticed that burning smell again! So i opened the hood and today there was actually smoke! My fiance said it is the valve cover gasket and there is a bunch of oil down there... so now it's time to fix it! how long would you guys say it would take to fix it?!

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    Replace both at the same time? or just the side that is leaking?

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    Leaking is such a relative thing though. I doubt the other side is bone dry, but have a look, then decide.

    If you are near 60K, 120K, 180K miles etc. then you are due for spark plugs anyway. I'd combine the two.
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