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newlisbonlegacy 12-27-2012 11:47 AM

Help!!!
 
So decided to take the legacy out for a lil fun in the snow. Spun arround in the yard and i park her, and i see this trail of brownish/blackish drops behind me and my check engine light is on!!!

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newlisbonlegacy 12-27-2012 11:48 AM

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CT08Spec.B 12-27-2012 11:49 AM

only thing i can think it can be is oil. Use your access port or go to a local advance auto parts or auto zone and report back to us with the code. Drive it slow and careful to and from getting the code read.

newlisbonlegacy 12-27-2012 11:51 AM

Crapola....Merry Christmas to me!

BarManBean 12-27-2012 11:52 AM

check the oil before starting it though. "driving it slow" won't help you at all if the engine is low on oil.

Do you have an undertray on the car? could the filter have gotten wacked by something?

newlisbonlegacy 12-27-2012 12:00 PM

I just checked the oil, and its perfictly fine. Moved the car up and didnt see anymore drips. I'm baffled! I smelled the drops in the snow and it smells like oil. But its not dripping anything anymore

CT08Spec.B 12-27-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by newlisbonlegacy (Post 4220833)
I just checked the oil, and its perfictly fine. Moved the car up and didnt see anymore drips. I'm baffled! I smelled the drops in the snow and it smells like oil. But its not dripping anything anymore

again touch and check the undertray, oil doesnt just leak out unless there is a hole in the pan, the plug or filter is loose. Get the CEL read and report back

famaya26 12-27-2012 12:08 PM

Maybe its a Valve Cover gasket leak

heiche 12-27-2012 12:13 PM

I'm sure you already know this... the check engine light (or "replace engine light") in our cars *can* be extremely urgent sometimes. I probably wouldn't drive it until I found out what the codes are.

As for the drops in the snow, it *could* be simply condensation from the exhaust, but yeah it definitely warrants a lot of investigation.

newlisbonlegacy 12-27-2012 12:17 PM

Im about to slowly make my way to auto zone. The guy that usualy works on my subaru is on vaca in florida. Go figure, and he had a diagnostic machine.

CT08Spec.B 12-27-2012 12:17 PM

drops from the exhaust would not and should not smell or feel like oil. IF the CEL was doing anything harmful it would flash not stay on constant.

unless you have a Cobb AP or a scan tool you have to drive it to get the code read.

newlisbonlegacy 12-27-2012 01:07 PM

Well i guess my car heals itself! Tood it to auto zone, and on the way the check engine light comes off and my cruse is reactivated. Ran for codes, nothing. Ran it up on a ramp, No sign of leaks, oil, or ANYTHING anywhere......I dont get it!

famaya26 12-27-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by newlisbonlegacy (Post 4220936)
Well i guess my car heals itself! Tood it to auto zone, and on the way the check engine light comes off and my cruse is reactivated. Ran for codes, nothing. Ran it up on a ramp, No sign of leaks, oil, or ANYTHING anywhere......I dont get it!

Take it to a reputable shop ASAP.

iNVAR 12-27-2012 01:15 PM

The CEL is most likely from you spinning your wheels. It happened to my own car two years ago in heavy snow when I was stuck and I searched thoroughly on this site and that's what I found. As far as the oil, you should really look into that more.


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