Join Date: May 2007
Location: About to leave Chicago!
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP.
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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 wagon: "Kaylee". 144,000 and counting.
Basics: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30, PureOne oil filter, Fram air filter, Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc ATF, Mobil 1 75W90, Michelin Primacy MXV4.
Mods: 2004 Forester XT shift knob, Fumoto oil drain valve, Phillips VisionPlus low beams, Phillips HIR1 high beam upgrade, Nokya Hyper Yellow 2500K fog lights.
Also: More rust than I care to think about.