Join Date: May 2007
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP and 2002 3.0 L.L. Bean wagons.
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HG leak- possible.
Rear main- unlikely, but possible. These rarely leak on our cars.
Oil pan- very, VERY rare to be leaking.
Get another opinion.
But for a timing belt with needed parts (tensioner, pulleys, water pump, seals, etc) plus a HG job should run $3000 or under for my experience. I was quoted $2500 for a used car I was looking at, by a dealer, 3 years ago for the same repairs.
2003 Outback 2.5 wagon: "Kaylee". 157,000 and counting.
Mods: 2004 Forester XT shift knob, Fumoto oil drain valve, HIR1 high beam upgrade. Also: More rust than I care to think about.
2002 L.L. Bean Limited 3.0 Outback wagon: "Mal". 103,000 and counting.
Mods: Scangauge II, Fumoto oil drain valve, and a decent bit of fixing up to do.