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2009 Subaru Forester X 4dr Man

2009 Subaru Forester
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility
20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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November 17, 2009, 3:08 pm

Erin M

Question: I have an oil leak

i replaced the oil filter, but still have a leak and the guy told me its the oil filter adapter but can't seem to find any information on such part can u help me?

November 18, 2009, 9:59 am

Tyler O

The oil filter adapter is the part the oil filter threads on to.

There is usually a o ring or two in there that can eventually leak over time. This however isn't a likely source of the leak. I recommend verifying that it's not something more common like an oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, rear or front main seal etc.

Clean the oil and grime of the engine completely and watch to see where the oil comes from.

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