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oil leak

  1. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Greetings. I bought my first Subaru in 2017 and am in love with it. I just had the 60k mile check-up/oil change about 2/3 months ago (current mileage is about 66k). The dealership (not Subaru) I bought the car from said the one thing they couldn't do was for the front differential because...
  2. General Discussions
    1997 legacy outback dohc manual ej25 Redid: oil separator plate, rear main seal and wrist pin access panel... I have been eager to view the back of the block when its running to see where the oil is coming from. I have used a 5mm boroscope to look behind the flywheel through the access panel...
  3. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    I'm trying to figure out where an oil leak is coming from. Took it to AutoZone for a code read, but none found. Some pictures I took today:
  4. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey guys looking for a little help here. I bought this 06 Subaru Impreza outback sport with a pretty significant oil leak. Looking to find out if this is something that I can attempt myself or if I should take it to a shop. I found where it’s coming from but I don’t know enough about engines to...
  5. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    My 2006 Outback LLbean 3.0 has two issues I’d like advice on. The first is an oil leak that drips the cat. I bought this wholesale from a dealer, and they say the oil leak is from the upper oil pan gasket. My mechanic and I have decided to see if we can seal this externally as otherwise it...
  6. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I have a 2002 H6 3.0 with 153K miles that has a worsening oil leak. There is oil dripping from somewhere on the passenger side of the engine, towards the rear. No overheating issues, and HG was fine at last inspection. I looked at the oil cooler/oil filter area, and there are no signs of a leak...
  7. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hey OB gang 👋 First post on the forum, new to Subaru and trying to buy a used Gen5 Outback Limited. Have been looking private party for a few months and found what appeared to be a good deal the other day. 2015 Limited in White with 107k miles. Asking $15k - Good shape overall but cracked...
  8. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    I had some work done at a local Firestone the other day. While the car was on a lift, the tech observed a small amount of leaked oil at the bottoms of the oil pan, near the front end of the pan. It appears to be away from the drain plug. I can see a small drop of oil at the bottom of the pan. I...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi All, I'm hoping for a bit of advice. I have an oil leak that appears to be coming from either this hex plug, (see pic), or the oil filter. Just wondering what the hex plug is? Is it an oil related item? Thanks in advance. Glenn
  10. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Greetings! I've got an 09 outback with 142k bought it about a week ago, and just noticed an oil leak just behind the manifold, somewhat. Wasn't quite sure what it could be. I've had some tell me it's the camshaft seal, but I'm not too sure. Apologies for the image quality. Haven't gotten to put...
  11. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I’m wondering if anyone has seen this on this generation of subarus. We picked up a used subbi with 28k and my wife has driven it for about three weeks. We noticed a spot on the garage floor, it was definitely engine oil from the driver’s side. After looking under the hood, you can see oil...
  12. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    So my girlfriend was driving home from work when her oil pressure light came on and car started smoking abit apparently smelt like burnt oil. So I went and had a look and found where the oil was leaking from. Found a pool of oil under her car we would just like to know if it’s an easy fix and...
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