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Oil leak on passenger side valve cover
Posted 29 January 2009 - 05:06 PM
Update: called the dealer they can not get the hose unless I know waht it goes to. Which I have no clue, because it just goes to another nipple.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:28 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:49 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:54 PM
wouldn't surprise if it's been messed with before or if something else is causing the leak.
i agree - verify first where the leak is coming from. or the valve cover is really easy enough to just knock out and be done with it.
also replace the PCV valve with a Subaru unit to make sure the crankcase pressures can vent properly.
not a bad idea to just remove as much of the PCV system as you can and clean it out too, i've seen them caked up and clogged completely before.
be careful in the cold though, the hoses are brittle and will break very easily if cold. best to wait until warm or do it in a garage.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:57 PM
Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:01 PM
Could be VC gaskets or cam seals.
New PCV valve is a good idea as well.
A good idea is to get a few cans of engine cleaner. Head to a self service car wash, soak the engine down with engine cleaner, let it sit about 10 mins. Spray it off with the high pressure hose. In a few days the leak will be obvious.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:58 PM
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