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2007 Outback 2.5
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Hello everyone, need advice. There is some pooling of coolant, see attached. Hoses looks ok, any ideas?
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Is that green coolant or oil ?
 

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That tube across the top of the block is a coolant tube. If you have a mirror may be you can see more.

Next, how much coolant is it ? Is it worth worrying about in a car this old ?

I would think its not cheap to have that fixed.
 

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Yes I can live with a leak, old car. Just wanted to know if it's something that would cause a catastrophic failure while driving. I'll monitor levels, seems to be a small leak at this point. Also will check with mirror. Thanks.
 

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Looks to be the o-ring for the coolant crossover pipe. Intake manifold needs to come off, which isn't that difficult and then it's pretty easy. If it's a slow leak you can live with it for a while but it really should be fixed eventually.
 

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Thank you I have to see what that entails and see if I could do it appreciate the response
Here's a video showing procedure for getting one off - albeit one that was on a rallye engine and it was stuck down:

 

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when i changed my coolant temp sensor, that is the exact same location mine made a mess. maybe the gasket on yours is leaking some.
 

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My top hose leaked just enough on the engine side for it to dribble down onto the engine. The pipe the radiator hose connects to can corrode, mine took a lot of cleaning to get a good seal.
 
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