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Oil leaks on left side of oil pump

I have installed a new oil pump and all seals according to the book, however I still have oil dripping on the drivers side of the oil pump where it meets the block. Where can it be coming from?

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  • scooter68697 Oct 16, 2008

    Yes I added sealant & no it is not leaking from the cam seals......it does'nt leak until the oil pressure is built up

  • scooter68697 Oct 16, 2008

    Yes everything is torqued to specs........ I've worked on engines for 42 years ....so far

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Is everything still torqued to spec? Another possibility may be warping. Has a proessional looked at it?
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Did you use a sealant on the gasket?????? ive also seen the cam seals leak on all the subarus ive worked on

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    Jimmy Oct 16, 2008

    all we use is right stuff and we havent had a leak come back.........

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    Jimmy Oct 16, 2008

    im asuming your a tech right????? why would you take it somewhere???? if your doing an oil pump you know the subaru engine right !!!!!!! i would check the gasket again and try some right stuff if you dont see any defects!!!!!! the small oring should contain all the oil pressure on the pump. the gasket is just for oil that escaped from the pump to drain back into the oil pan...... good luck and let me know what happens....... theres a tsb on loose screws on the back of the pump this could cause the pump to not seat corect and leak good luck justuscc

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