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  1. Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    Hi. I have an Outback (2019). I took it to the dealer here in Charleston, SC for the 30,000miles maintenance service and paid over $600 (it has 38,000miles). I’m sure they overcharged me. One week later the car barely has oil and it’s leaking. It has been used just twice since the service. I...
  2. General Discussions
    Hey yall, I have a 2012 outback 3.6r limited I was servicing it the other day and noticed a oil leak coming from underneath the pass valve cover but it's below the cover near a sensor. Does anyone know what the sensor is? Or what this module is called?
  3. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi All, Long time Subaru owner and first time poster. Background - Purchased a 2013 3.6R in 2019. It has been a good car for nearly 3 years. Started with 108K miles and now at 128K. In January I needed some basic maintenance done to idler pulley serpentine belt and so on. I also opted to get...
  4. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hello friends. I was at my dealer getting an oil change and differential fluid replacement. My rep informed me the torque converter seal/gasket has a slight leak. He stated the seal is $30, but the total repair with labor would cost around 2K. He said it take a minimum of 11 hours labor to...
  5. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Before I dig in and start replacing stuff, can anyone help guide me on these leaks? 2007 OB 2.5L NA. I’m not sure if the CV (passenger side) is coming from the shaft seal or from the inner most boot clamp. The boot appear in tact (and clean), yet the diff fluid it perfectly full (and clean)...
  6. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I took my recently purchased used 2018 outback into the local dealership for the first time at 119k miles for an oil change and asked them to take a look at the front end as I was hearing CV knock and a low speed rumble. They couldn't find anything and when I asked about TSB 04-17-17r it needs...
  7. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    From my oil changes, I’ve been noticing my vehicle was either burning or leaking about a quart of oil every 5k miles. Being a noob, I’ve been ignoring it for a while. Today I found the area where it seeks to be leaking but can’t really nail down an exact location. Pardon my photos. Maybe the...
  8. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hello again all, many thanks for all responses on my earlier post, you were a godsend. Unfortunately, the problem escalated. The car: 2001 Subaru Outback Limited, AT 2.5L 4cyl engine, 217k miles, bought 2 months ago at 215k miles by someone who reportedly enjoyed fixing Subarus and had "fixed...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out where this is leaking from. '07 Outback with 165k miles. It looks like it's coming from behind the rear timing cover, in front of the engine block. The oil pours over that cylinder shape that I have circled not long after I start the motor. This is take from...
  10. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Hi, I have a 1999 Subaru outback legacy. She has been having consistent oil leaks for a few years now. I take it to the mechanic, it gets plugged, and within a few months it is leaking again. I am curious if anyone else has had this consistent problem? Or do I just have a bad mechanic? Is there...
  11. Engine & Drivetrain
    It's a slight story, so hang with me. Recently purchased a very clean 2018 Subaru outback 2.5i limited with 55,000 miles. Following the drive from Montana to Washington, I noticed a pretty strong smell of burnt oil. (No significant sign of oil leak when initially looking at the engine)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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:
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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