Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ID, MT, ND, I'm a transient
Car: 2004 Outback Wagon, Mystic Blue Pearl
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Well, these cars are well known for a variety of oil leaks, and the 2003+ models tend to leak oil when they have a HG failure (my 2004 HG failure weeped oil). It could be that the under cover is catching the oil, and thats why you aren't seeing spots.
What tends to happen, is the valve covers, head gaskets, or main seals can leak oil. Then as the oil leaks out, it gets blown back onto the exhaust headers. It doesn't take much oil to really stink things up. You might also want to check your CV Boots. If you have torn CV boot, it will sling grease all over the headers, and smell like oil burning.
I would recommend getting up under the car (or having a mechanic look under your car) and see if you have oil on the bottom of the engine. If you do, clean it all up, and then see if you can figure out where its coming from, and how much is leaking. Then go from there.
I'm not retarded, I just don't proofread my posts