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

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.

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Average mileage: 203,866 (167,000–244,600)
Engine affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder
7 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003
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problem details
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 200,000 mi,
Massive oil leak from the crankshaft/camshaft cover. Most likely the seals