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96 Impreza Oil leaks
Posted 11 December 2003 - 03:20 PM
Other half of this post is repair. I consider myself reasonably mechanically inclined, with most of my skills being on early 80's series subes. I have replaced virtually everything on an 83 sube, but have not done any engine dissasembly past intake manifold. I have the tools though.
Not knowing much about the EJ22, what is the most common oil leak, and does it sound like a job that a mechanic of my caliber could handle? Thanks,
Posted 11 December 2003 - 03:48 PM
I have worked on my 90 loyale, 91 legacy , 97 outback , and now 93 legacy that there really isnt anything on a sube I cant work on and I live in a single garage townhouse.
I know this doesnt answer your question but maybe itll make you feel better about your mech ability?
As far as oil leak , maybe its just the gaskets from being 110k on em ?
All cars tend to leak alittle oil if they got some miles on em.
If you can , pull some of the spark plugs and take a look at the condition of the plug.
This will give you an idea of the engine condition.
Posted 11 December 2003 - 04:40 PM
Posted 11 December 2003 - 06:03 PM
when i bought my 95 it had 110k on it.
rrear cam seal
all a gushing mess
parts and patience and i got him all fixed up (with help!)
pretty much the norm on an older model with high miles.
hope this helps.
Posted 11 December 2003 - 07:06 PM
Personally, I'm using this as an excuse to upgrade cams....and when people try to remind me you can change cam seals without taking out the cams, I just politely ignore them and change the subject...LOL
Posted 12 December 2003 - 06:37 AM
Posted 12 December 2003 - 07:43 AM
Of course, the crank and cam shaft gaskets could be leaking too.
Posted 12 December 2003 - 02:51 PM
93 Impreza auto AWD 112,xxx miles
Posted 12 December 2003 - 03:45 PM
Posted 13 December 2003 - 07:49 AM
I would probably do the valve cover gaskets, valve cover bolt gaskets, oil filler tube o-ring, dipstick tube o-ring, front main seal, oil pump o-ring, timing belt, spark plugs, spark plug wires, water pump, water pump gasket, thermostat, thermostat gasket, air filter, fuel filter, fuel hoses, radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator cap, accesory belts, and PCV valve at the same time, but that is me. You may want to take a close look and see if your rear main seal is leaking, hopefully not because that is a PITA.
Be careful to purge the cooling system of air if you drain it.
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