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spark plug seal

  1. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Did my plugs the other day - 2016 2.5L Outback Premium. I have oil in the spark plug tube and on wires which I will address with valve cover and tube seal replacement. The question I have is about this hole that I discovered at the bottom of the tube. See photo. Is this a drain hole? If so...
  2. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    I read in a post where they say you can lift the engine up a couple inches by undoing the engine mounts and jacking up from the underside. I've been trying to do that to access the last bolt holding the valve cover on (driver's side). In the image it's the bolt (that you can't see) at the lower...
  3. Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Side by side comparison on a 2000 Outback Wagon driver side valve cover.
  4. Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Original Spark Plug Seal fit tighter.
  5. Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    New Spark Plug Seal smaller than space provided for it in the valve cover.
  6. Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    New part on top has a completely different profile than Original Part.
  7. Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    Spark Plug Seal 10966 AA000 Nippon Reinz W0133-1642466

    New Part Dated 12/3/9 on left smaller diameter than OEM part on right.
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