I posted a bit ago about some problems with my newly required 1995 1.8L Impreza wagon with 140K miles.
Center pipe - not finding cheap source - please suggest ($200 at dealer)
Rear Brakes (rotors and pads) - found for $60 total (http://www.all-foreign.com/)
Numerous oil leaks need attention
Oil Leaks details:
Previous poster suggested that the oil filler gasket leaks are common - yup, this is true for this vehicle.
Valve conver gasket appears to be leaking a bit - I will replace this along with rubber washers per previous posts. Anyone tell me the valve cover gasket torque? Should I purchase these from the dealer or elsewhere?
There appears to be a significant leak on the back of the engine (fire wall side) on the passenger side at the level of the valve cover gasket. See pics. The first pic shows the layout of the engine and the general location of the leak. the Second pic shows some kind of thing that looks like a filter - there is a leak just below that which seems to be producing the biggest problem (i.e., SMOKE when driving). Sorry the pictures to not show the exact location of the leak!
Can anyone fill me in on what part of the I am looking at? What could be the issue in this area? THANKS!