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Subaru Legacy 1996 LSi is leaking oil and decelerating at about 40 mph

Oil gaskets have been replaced. Engine Light is on and reads "knock sensor" Car starts readily, but has a tendency to slow down while being driven at above 40 mph. Could this be the timing belt, soaked with oil?

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No. you need a new knock sensor.

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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ended up being the fuel pump and the knock sensor

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I know I will get some argument on this one, but regardless of what manufacturers recommend, the best possible lubricant is a good synthetic. They far exceed any manufacturers needs in both lubricity long life and resistance to thermal changes. they do not burn off or form deposits readily and work in any temperature climate. as far as rating, a 10-40 or 50 works for everything. With synthetics those #s are almost a decoration on the can because in reality they cover a far larger span. Personally I would not use mobil1 (too much additive package not enough real stuff) on the other end, amsoil is one of the best (they even offer a 0w50 oil)
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SOURCE: 96 subaru legacy oil leak coming out from behind timing belt covr

replace seals on camshafts as well, Oil pump housing should be removed,which is around the front crankshaft snout, oil pump screws tightened,use locktite,renew rear oil pump to block o ring also.

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SOURCE: When i'm at a light the rpm needle goes up

a common subaru fault is the idle speed control valve sticks and needs cleaning. it is definately not timing belt or spark plugs.

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SOURCE: Looks like an oil leak above steering rack. Is

Check out the steering fluid at the rubber hose connecting to the metal hose. It gets deteriorated and made some leak. When the car is traveling, it could splash everywhere. Try to tighten the clamp. If it doesn't work, replace that rubber hose and a clamp. If it is a case have the steering fluid flushed out to get a new fresh fluid for your steering.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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