Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ferndale, Arkansas
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester LLBean
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Can you describe the oil trail with a little more detail (where it looks like it starts)? It could be a small leak that is dripping onto your exhaust and burning up. Do you smell any burning oil after driving the car? Have you noticed any unusual oil consumption? How many miles do you have on the Foz, and do you make sure the required maintenance is done?
Get in there with a flashlight and give those valve covers a good looking over on the side where you see the oil trail on the oil pan. If it is a small leak from the valve cover gaskets, that is a relatively easy fix. Do a little more detective work and report back what you find. Pictures would be a great help in solving your problem.
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