Engine Oil Leak Form Pump Seal on Subaru Outback

The leak may develop from the oil pump seal. Our technicians prefer to use thread locker when replacing the seal to prevent the bolts from becoming loose again.

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Average mileage: 160,000 (80,000–220,000)
Engine affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
6 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2006
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problem details
2006 Subaru Outback - 2.5L 4 Cylinder 80,000 mi,
burning oil smell after long periods of driving....
2000 Subaru Outback - 2.5L 4 Cylinder 200,000 mi,
leaking and smoking from oil pump.