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Outback oil leak

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 10:38 AM

I have a 98 Outback with a 2.5L engine that is leaking oil from around the oil separator plate on the back side of the engine DESPITE three trips to the dealer to fix it. They have re-sealed the plate three times, but it is still leakin' like crazy. Does anyone have any repair suggestions, or should I just burn it for the insurance money;) ? Thanks for any advice you have.

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 08:34 PM

That's the plate that covers the "hole" in the backside of the engine? It's not under pressure to my knowledge. 97 and earlier had plastic plates I believe. 98 and up have a metal plate. (Again, I think I got the year split right.) There were some leak problems with the plastic ones, hence the change to metal.

Try another dealer. I can't believe that they would not get it right with 3 attempts. That's got to be an expensive repair. They are footing the bill on it I hope. Perhaps you have some other strange issue there that another dealer might spot.

I probably haven't helped you at all. Good luck.


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Posted 13 July 2003 - 09:29 AM

Commuter-- thanks
for the advice-- I checked, and they have just been re-sealing the old plastic plate and have not replaced it with a metal one. After I complained lould enough, the dealer replaced the plastic plate with a metal one. Let's see if this one works

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