Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal. If one or more seals require replacement, it may be wise to consider replacing the timing belt as well. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a timing belt service.
Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals on Subaru Outback
Average mileage: 137,875 (72,500–210,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
13 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
2004 Subaru Outback- 2.5L 4 Cylinder72,500Visitor
Camshaft seals are leaking badly.
2000 Subaru Outback- 2.5L 4 Cylinder200,000Visitor
Crankshaft/Camshaft covered in oil. Most likely the seals are shot. MASSIVE oil leaks daily. Started all of a sudden, oil flows out almost as quickly as i put it in.
2001 Subaru Outback- 2.5L 4 Cylinder210,000Visitor
It started recently, just a little oil from one of the engine seals onto the driver side exhaust causing a burning smell. Not sure if its a big enough problem to fix. Ill just watch the oil level.
2000 Subaru Outback- 2.5L 4 Cylinder74,500Visitor
This was actually on a '99 Outback, but we still experienced the problem. We experienced a burning oil smell and it was diagnosed as a camshaft seal and the crankshaft seal.
2001 Subaru Outback- 2.5L 4 Cylinder128,000Visitor
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