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  1. Powertrain
    Hi all, The dealer told me that while repairing a passenger side valve cover oil leak and a timing cover oil leak they noticed stress cracks on the timing cover. They said they've seen this only once before on a Forester. Anyone seen or experienced this issue?? THANKS, Mike
  2. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hi ClubWRX, My car recently went beyond the 50,000 drivetrain warranty (I am over 52k now). Recently, I noticed that my A/C was not blowing as cold, to the point that it is clearly not cooling, and now it is making a hissing sound. In addition, I have noticed a burning oil smell after my usual...
  3. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello everyone I am trying to determine why my car makes a loud whine during full-throttle acceleration in 1st and 2nd gear. My Car: 2017 WRX with the 6-speed manual box Modifications: None Mileage:62000 Noise: It sounds like a supercharger whine during the middle part of the gear. Here's an...
  4. Exterior & Appearance
    Hello. I have a 2016 WRX base model. I bought it brand new and love it. I’ve converted all of the bulbs to LED but I’m having difficulty with the high beams. I bought a harness that was supposed to dim them but it doesn’t dim them enough. I’ve tried a few different bulbs without any luck. Has...
  5. Suspension & Wheels
    First post hopefully I’m doing this right. 2016 WRX Limited So....I’m thinking about upgrading my summer wheels to some 18”x9.5” +38 (not sure what rim) with some 255/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. (All stock suspension) I like the slight poke look that’s why I want to widen the rims...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi I have a 2016 wrx. It is in my profile picture. I’m curious on exhaust. I have a j piped that’s been tuned for no check engine on. I also have a muffler delete and it gunshots when shifting. I’ve watch videos where fully catless wrx straight piped slightly back shots a couple times when...
  7. Maintenance, service, and repair
    so i have a few mods done like a catback exhaust, a BOV and i installed the stage 1+ package a few days ago. (intake and AP) I did a short pull on the interstate and a few seconds after i noticed an oil smell. should i be worried??
  8. General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents.
    Hello, I replaced my 2016 WRX brake pads recently. after installing the brake pads, I been hearing a weird vibration sound coming from the passenger side. I thought maybe it was uneven rotors, so I replaced the rotors. No change there. I checked any links or axels in the passager wheel well, and...
  9. Electronics/Car Audio
    The starlink/center console screen in my 2016 WRX died this week. I checked the fuses, they're not blown. Now I've got to check wires and behind the dash, anyone have experience with this? Tips on where to start?
  10. Engine Modifications
    Has anyone been able to find upgraded fuel injectors for the 2016 WRX? I've looked all over and have only been able to find the flex fuel ethanol sensor kit. Which I do not want to get for several different reasons. Any help is appreciated.
  11. Maintenance, service, and repair
    2016 WRX with approx 36K miles. Recently the back up camera doesn't come on when I put it in reverse. Sometimes it will flash very briefly and then go back to the audio screen. The back up lights don't come on either.. I can't figure out what happened, is this a wiring issue? As anyone...
  12. Electronics/Car Audio
    Hi guys, owner of a 2016 WRX here with what I hope is a pretty straightforward question. The glass screen on my stock head unit cracked, and now the touch screen functionality is completely gone. I'm looking to replace it with another stock head unit (was going to buy another used one on ebay)...
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