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Old 03-23-2019, 12:55 PM   #1
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2013 BRZ Oil Leak

Hello! I am in need of HELP!
So my car keeps coming up with more issues before it just wouldn't turn over got it fixed and now I have an oil leak! It is very unusual at least for me I have basic knowledge about engines. I noticed the issue when I started smelling oil in the car and when I pulled over to a gas station I popped the hood and there were oil fumes, guessing it was oil burning off on the header cover? Anyway, I did some digging around in the engine bay looking for the source and it looked to seem like it was coming from the bad gasket on the front timing cover. So I went to Subaru got the gasket and replaced it properly applying the gasket where it needed to be. After that, I took it for a spin and no luck still had an oil leak somewhere, then I checked the cam plate, it also wore out so I replaced that with the Raceng cam plate, still no luck after I took if for a spin. I noticed that when I take it for a spin it only leaks at those times not when Im at home having someone rev the engine for me to see if I can spot where it would be squirting out of. If anyone has a clue of what to do, where to look, or what to do, please help
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Hello! I am in need of HELP!

So my car keeps coming up with more issues before it just wouldn't turn over got it fixed and now I have an oil leak! It is very unusual at least for me I have basic knowledge about engines. I noticed the issue when I started smelling oil in the car and when I pulled over to a gas station I popped the hood and there were oil fumes, guessing it was oil burning off on the header cover? Anyway, I did some digging around in the engine bay looking for the source and it looked to seem like it was coming from the bad gasket on the front timing cover. So I went to Subaru got the gasket and replaced it properly applying the gasket where it needed to be. After that, I took it for a spin and no luck still had an oil leak somewhere, then I checked the cam plate, it also wore out so I replaced that with the Raceng cam plate, still no luck after I took if for a spin. I noticed that when I take it for a spin it only leaks at those times not when Im at home having someone rev the engine for me to see if I can spot where it would be squirting out of. If anyone has a clue of what to do, where to look, or what to do, please help
Front timing cover doesn't have a gasket. Do you see puddles toward the front or back of the motor? How many miles?

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A trip to a shop with a lift may cost less than feeding the car oil after a while. Any photos? Have you checked your pcv and crankcase lines? What work was done to fix your no-start issue?
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I don't really have a puddle but what it looks like is that all the oil is dripping down on the header cover thus burning the oil.
Its more towards the front, passenger side. and it has about 50k miles on it
And I have not checked pcv, I will try getting some pics on here.
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And no work was really done to fix the no-start. It was weird I basically just "reset" the car by disconnecting the battery and it started up after.
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I don't really have a puddle but what it looks like is that all the oil is dripping down on the header cover thus burning the oil.

Its more towards the front, passenger side. and it has about 50k miles on it

And I have not checked pcv, I will try getting some pics on here.
The raceseng cam plate would only help rear passenger. Picture of your headers please?

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