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Ongoing leaking problems with my 93 Loyale
Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:55 AM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:18 PM
A couple of possibilities is that it is ATF, either externally leaking or being sucked into the intake sysetem from a ruptured vacuum modulator valve, OR it might be oil being sucked through the PCV system into the intake.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:32 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 12:57 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:56 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:57 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:02 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:51 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:53 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:57 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:51 PM
If so, I guarantee it's your PCV valve.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:25 PM
What do you think is going on with the PCV valve?>?
Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:47 PM
This oil collects in the intake manifold and vacuum lines until you make a long, hard turn... most of the time a hard right. Your typical interstate on-ramp will do this. I'm referring to the usual cloverleaf type interchange- make a right to exit the road you're on, make a long, round turn, almost a complete circle, and merge onto the right lane of the interstate. If your PCV is gummed up, that'll have you burning oil almost every time.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:51 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:12 AM
May be worth checking into, to make sure the mechanic did everything right. Many mechanics are clueless as to what to do with "one of dem thar Japanese cars" and end up screwing things up, and bad.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:19 PM
I just picked this car up for the third time for this oil leak. They stated that the crank seal they put in was defective or something and leaking again. they again replaced it. No charge. I pick it up and its STILL leaking. Not as bad, but still bad. It soaks the underside of the car and the windshield of cars behind me on the highway. The oil leaks from the front timing belt cover. How much would it cost to just replace this whole goddamn engine?? I have replaced the crank seal, the cam seals, the oil pump seal, and they tightened my oil pan bolts and it still leaks. Im seriously considering replacing the engine or bailing out of this car entirely.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:41 PM
No you do not want to replace your engine *YET*
I have had a similar (though it did not become as severe) a problem.
There is an oil seal on the SHAFT of the oil pump - if THAT goes bad, it generates many of the problems that you describe. It WOULD release oil UNDER PRESSURE because it is one of the components that is directly exposed to oil pressure - it is VERY easy to overlook, and most shops WILL miss it. (I know if you have to order the gasket seperately)
IF they did not properly install/torque it, that could cause a problem too. A BIG ISSUE is whether they were using genuine Subaru parts - they should, cheap knock-offs that many aftermarket stores sell use inferior quality components. I have had to replace many gaskets twice as a result.
A faulty PCV valve is also a likely candidate, but for reasons other than what I saw in the aforementioned posts - if one gets plugged or is not relieving pressure at a proper rate, it will cause a buildup of crancase pressure, and shoot oil out of ANY part of the engine it can, namely the camshaft seals.
There is an issue on SPFI cars of dumping oil into the intake on inclined right hand turns, but that does not apply here.
TAKE IT TO A DIFFERENT SHOP FOR A SECOND OPINION
competent mechanics are hard enough to find - and Subarus, while reliable and very serviceable cars (take that ford, chrystler, GM, and volvo), do tend to have several mechanical quirks, that only a mechanic that has Subaru expierence can solve - this does not always mean the dealership - usually oil leaks are easy to spot and fix for a mechanic expierenced with Subarus
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:55 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:11 PM
Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:59 AM
Which part of Montco are you in? I used to live in Hatboro (southeast montgomery county) but now I'm in East Greenville (northwest Montgomery County).
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