Ok, im ready to put in a new cooler o-ring, but I dont have a socket that fits the bolt/screw that is in the middle, anybody know what size I need to go and buy? also is there anything else i might need to know or any useful tips?
OK, so i guess the o-ring wasnt the problem, its still leaking oil, dammit! i guess the next culprit is the cooler itself? or is there something else cheap i can try first? im not looking foward to this again, so if there is any info i can get my ears are open
The last time the oil was changed did you replace the copper o ring on the bolt? Honestly try cleaning everything off the bottom really good, then let the car sit over night with a piece of cardboard under it. That will help you zero in on where the leak is coming from.
no i havent changed the copper o-ring, how would that cause it to leak since the bolt is internal within the cooler and the filter? and the only time it seems to leak is when i drive the car around, at idle or when the engine is off it doesnt leak at all. Im guessing it's the increase of pressure as the car is being driven??? This all started after a simple oil/filter change too, which seems so odd to me.
well. i resorted to taking the car into a mechanic i trust, but still i hate doing so... he looked it over, and only found that it seems to be leaking only from the filter.... this is the 3rd filter that has been put on (since the leak) and i have changed many a filter in my day and never had a problem like this. so my thoughts are maybe i need to get an actual "subaru" filter as a last (cheap) try? my only other thought is maybe there is a small crack or something in the cooler itself at the bottom???
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.