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Oil on spark plugs means you have leaking spark plug tube seals which could be causing the spark plugs to foul and misfire.

I would replace the spark plugs, tube seals and valve cover seals and sparkplug wires.

You are also due for the timing belt service (every 105,000 miles). Timing belt, all idlers, tensioner, cam & crank seals, possibly water pump.

It also may be a good time to do the headgaskets if they are leaking, most of the time on this generation of Outbacks it is an external oil or coolant leak.
Yep, no time like the present to get all the maintenance caught up. You will know where you're at. May as well do the trans fluid and filter, diffs, alignment, lube everything, balance the tires, flush all the fluids.
 

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Well I took the car to a Subaru dealer yesterday and am currently using a loaner to get around. I finally got a call from the Customer Service rep and after waiting four hours to get a reply back from the good people at C.A.R.S., they tell the rep that the repairs are NOT covered by the warranty. Subaru told me it's a leaking compression? I asked how much will it cost and they said around $1500 which I do not have. So I told them I would pick up the car on Monday and I owe them $92 just for them to analyze the issue.
Well, if its losing compression, its most likely the head gaskets since the rings are long wearing, you have the "bubbles", and your are losing coolant.

Shop around if you are unable to do the repair yourself. If its done correctly, you won't have to worry about for 100s of thousands of miles.
 
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