Rear engine oil leaks may occur because Subaru used a plastic oil baffle plate that failed. This issue is often misdiagnosed as a crankshaft rear oil seal leak or an oil pan gasket leak. Subaru released an updated design of the baffle plate made from aluminum that stops the oil leak.
Oil leak from rear of engine due to failed plastic oil baffle plate on Subaru Impreza
Average mileage: 124,333 (98,000–144,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder
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leaking oil at rear of engine
Oil leak bad