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96 Legacy - Leaking oil thru seals due to high pressure?
Posted 30 July 2003 - 05:10 PM
My question is does this sound like a familiar failure mode at this mileage? I would rather spend more to get it fixed right to get the trademark mileage that Subarus are known for. With this limited info, any opinions as to what is broken and will fixing it give me the typical 100- 200K miles out of the car? Is it worth fixing or writing it off as a loss?
Posted 31 July 2003 - 08:15 AM
By seals I am guessing you are talking cam and crank seals, possibly the oil pump. These are very common occurances for the 2.2. I would highly doubt ring problems with only 54K. If the car blows several seals, often the oil pump is the problem, loose bolts or flashing blockages in the pump can cause oil pressure on the seals.
All in all I doubt you have a big problem, more a maintenance issue. Have the cam, crank, cam retainer o-ring, and oil pump seals replaced (and you may want to have the water pump and timing belt done at the same time to save money in the long run).
1000$ seems high priced, what exactly are they doing for that price? Get a second opinion. I've never tried it, but many swear by auto-rx for cleaning out your engine and fixing seals. www.auto-rx.com/
many on bobistheoilguy swear by the stuff www.bobistheoilguy.com/
Let us know what happens:D
Posted 31 July 2003 - 09:46 AM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 10:54 AM
No good, it must be replaced. The spring in it weakens with time and it stops functioning correctly. The cam seals on my EJ22 started leaking at 150k miles, and replacing the PCV slowed it down, but after 13 years of service I did have to replace the seals themselves. And now its all tight.
I say replace the valve and make sure the PCV hoses aren't blocked. The valve should be replaced every 30k miles anyway.
Rings and such should really be intact with such a low mileage.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 03:33 PM
Posted 01 August 2003 - 01:07 AM
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