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Rear seal leak???
Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:27 PM
It is dripping right onto the exhaust manifold and stinks badly when stopped. It almost seems like a bad oil pressure sensor, as it only leaks when the engine is running. After shut down, I just get a few drips (residual?). It doesn't leak while static.
I hadn't seen anything on this before, but then again, I wasn't looking. Are rear main seals a real problem?
146k miles and ready to sell. I really don't need it anymore in So. Georgia.
Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:01 PM
Search for oil separator plate or baffle plate.
Easy fix, after engine or trans is outta the way.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:48 AM
I'll search again, but it looks like the only place it can be coming from is the bell housing, which means rear seal.
I also want to say that you regulars in here have been great over the past years. I learned a lot about Subies, and I appreciate the help that I always received before.
Edited by Tiny Clark, 21 April 2009 - 04:51 AM.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:59 AM
Infact most folks here will tell you NOT to touch the rear main. It's more likely to leak after being touched.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:54 AM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:19 PM
sucks being a $10 part and hundreds in labor.
i'm with nip, a new PCV valve might slow it down and make it tolerable? for the PCV valve it's best to go with Subaru on that.
georgia is my favorite state, i'd live there if i wasn't from up here and i had family here. the people there are awesome.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 05:56 AM
Well, hopefully I'll be able to sell it this way. I'll check the PCV today, but I don't think that will do it. I changed that not too many miles ago when my oil pump seal was leaking. Only take a few minutes to check it out though.
As I said,the seal didn't make sense to me anyway, since it doesn't really seem to leak when sitting static, only when the oil is pumping.
Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:15 AM
Good to see your name on here again, Tiny!
Posted 26 April 2009 - 06:24 PM
This is the high dollar stop leak at Wal Mart and the name Gold Eagle is not on the front of the bottle it is on the rear where it says product of Gold Eagle.
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