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.
Car Problem Reports
Subaru Outback Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals
Subaru Outback Problem
Engine Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 166,000 mi (128,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
oil leaking, smoking from crankshaft seals
Visitor, 2001 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 128,000 mi
was just told by mechanic oil leak is due to camshaft seal leak. estimated repair is $1400 because he has to remove the engine...
Visitor, 2000 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 200,000 mi
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.