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I have a 2011 STI that yesterday i started in the morning

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hi , i have a 2011 STI that yesterday i started in the morning and started throwing oil by the oil filter , i replace the oil and filter thinking that the filter was the problem but it did it again, i guess is building to much pressure , do you think is the relief valve pressure stuck or is a something else ? thanks
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.
Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service. I am sorry your question did not get addressed earlier. I have been working my way down the list of waiters and I am to your concern now. Do you still need assistance?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Chris , i'm still Waiting for somebody to help me with my question , thank you !
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.
Is the oil coming out between the filter and filter mount blowing out the filter O-ring seal?If that is the case then it is high oil pressure from a faulty pressure regulator.Do you work on engines? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------On your screen at the top you should see a rating 1-5 stars and a green submit button. Please make sure to select one and press submit. I am not compensated by the website unless a customer rates. Rating only pays me from the deposit you have already made, it does not charge you more, nor close the post. Also all follow ups are free and welcome.Thanks Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Yes i do , I'm not familiar with boxer engines , I send you a picture of the oil filter , thanks Chris !
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.
Does this also happen with an oem filter. The filter looks like it was tightened with a wrench, if that is the case it may be over tightened and pushing the seal out. Have you confirmed there was not accidentally an old filter seal still stuck to the base? Below is a link to the specs and regulator location.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
This is the prior filter , I drove the car for about 1800 miles , then all of a sudden on the morning I started the car and sprayed oil all over the place , I'm gonna get the own filter tomorrow , if is not the problem ? What should I do next ? Thanks
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.
Next would be an oil pressure test, then remove the regulator and check it and the spring out.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm gonna go for the OEM oil filter tomorrow and I will check the spring then . Thanks
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hey Kris , i removed The Spring of Oil pump relief valve but the bulb won't come out . Is it supposed to move freely ? Thanks
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 5 months ago.
I believe your calling the bulb the regulator that is just beyond the spring. Yes it should move freely and be able to come out. This part moves to control the oil pressure.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Yes, does not come out , it is stucked , should I get a new oil pump or just remove the one and clean it , my car has less than 20k since they put a new engine at the dealer ( ring land failure )
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 5 months ago.
If your not able to get it out then you will need to remove the front cover to try and get it out and or replace the cover and regulator parts.

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