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.
Car Problem Reports
Subaru Outback Oil Pump Seal May Leak
Subaru Outback Problem
Engine Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 140,000 mi (80,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Subaru Outback, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 80,000 mi
burning oil smell after long periods of driving....
leaking and smoking from oil pump.