acooper5 Posted November 22, 2006 Share Posted November 22, 2006 I did a search and it was to my relief that others have had this same problem. I bought an Sti up and was very excited to get it installed. It has been a while since I have done an uppipe install, so it took me about 8 hours, with all the work getting the uppipe in and the banging around i finally got it. Well I thought I did, check for leaks and everything seemed fine. The next day I had smoke coming out of my hood scoop. I thought it was a leak, although I heard nothing, I checked the car once I stopped and turned the car off, it still smoked, no exhaust leak. I put the car on ramps and removed the heat shield started and left the car running for about 10 minutes and found that there is a LEAK just about where the uppipe and the exhasut manifold connect. I think it is the valse cover seal. It is just a small sllllloooww drip but enough to cause the smell and the smoke. I know a number of you have experienced this. If I put my stock downpipe back on and remap back to stock, will I be able to get this fixed under warrenty? If I have to pay I will. I took it to a family mechanic and he said he cant guarenttee that it wont leak again and he doesnt want to do it, he said take it to subaru and try to get it under warrenty. What do you guys think? How much will this cost me? I have heard from 150-200. I dont think that is too bad, but if I could get it under warrenty I will. I have an appointment on Friday morning to get it checked out and hopefully fixed. Thanks and have a good Thanksgiving! Semper Fi. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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