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Subaru Outback Engine Oil May Leak From Camshaft/Crankshaft Front Seals

Subaru Outback Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engine Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 149,200 mi (82,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • marvelous0126, , 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 200,000 mi

    oil leaking, smoking from crankshaft seals

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  • Visitor, , 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...

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