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post #16 of 25 Old 12-13-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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supposedly its leaking from the filter, he put another one on... its still leaking. I think im going to have to clean everything as best i can and try and find the area its leaking from, i just dont have the time right now. He is a good mechanic, i dont see why he would run me around, but its still leaking and i need to figure out why.
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post #17 of 25 Old 12-14-2012, 05:10 AM
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I have never used a Subaru oil filter and mine never leaked. Did you rub oil on the rubber ring at the top of the oil filter when you put it on?

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yes, i rubbed it down with oil... like i said, this is the 4th filter and i still leaking, its driving me crazy!!!!
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You know what I'd do in your case?

I'd take it for a Diagnostics at a Suby dealer and when they tell you what it is, go do it yourself.

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they do a diagnostics check for free? I have never thought about that. I'm assuming that if i take it in for a diagnostics check, they will check everything... probably hoping to get my money...?
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Subi dealer around me in pa charge 79.99 for check engine light


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hmm.. no check engine light on mine, i guess I can ask what they would charge to look it over and try and give me an explanation for the leak though.
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yes, do that.

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Ok guys I know this is an old thread but reading it is driving me crazy because I want to go back in time, shake this guy and tell Him whay the problem really is!!! So for those of you searching for this, the problem isn't the goddamn oil filter!!! It's the oil cooler O Ring ABOVE the oil filter! Lol, sorry but it's so frustrating reading threads like this and watching a fellow Subie owner suffer and go mad.

So what you'll need to do from what I've learned is buy an oil cooler O ring, part #21370KA001 for the 02 WRX or EJ205 engine. You'll also need a DEEP WELL 24mm socket. It's a bit of a pain to do but you don't NEED to remove the coolant lines, just pinch them off and if you remove the mounting bracket for the coolant or oil hard line (can't remember which) then you'll have ample room. I'm also having this problem with a little drip of oil accumulating on the bottom of my oil filter. Don't assume it's your oil filter or you did something wrong with you oil change, this is a common problem!

To the O.P.- I'm sorry I couldn't help you back in 2012, but I hope this will help the next guy in 2016.
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Here's a link to the NASIOC thread on this exact problem with all the info you'll need to do this repair:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1683668
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