Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Illinois about 40 miles southwest of Chicago
Car: 2010 3.6 Outback pushing 183K as of 2/2018
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2010 OB w/3.6 valve cover gasket leak
My Outback is a 2010 3.6 with 198700 miles, all but about 200 put on by me. I noticed several days ago that she was apparently leaking a little oil. Her oil change was about 200 miles overdue so in she went. I did not mention the oil issue to the service representative but when the she updated me on the service she showed me the mechanics report that indicated a valve cover gasket leak and a possible leak in the front timing cover. The cost of the dealer repair was estimated at $3200. Kelley Blue Book gives me a trade-in value of $1600-$2400 and a resale value of $4000, both of which would be lower with an obvious oil leak. My hope is that someone may have had some experience in replacing these gaskets. My big question is, can this be accomplished without pulling the engine? I'm more then willing to tackle it, as is my air traffic controller son. Any all help, suggestions or just pointing us in the right direction is appreciated. Thanks
Last edited by craig1510; 02-19-2019 at 10:43 PM.
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