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Oil Leak Leaking near oil filter, maybe a screw pointed up,just short of the filter itself, or the oil filter mount piece gasket, looks like 3 small bolts attach the oil filter mount? cant tell which one

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SOURCE: 2002 impreza RS Major oil leak

If you heard a loud knocking.....I'm sorry to say, I'd hope for the worst. It doesn't sound good that you lost that much oil.

But try to clean it with a steamer or with some brake clean. Put a little oil back in and see where it is coming from. If it runs out without starting the car.....then you have definitely cracked the block, or the oil pan.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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On my 97 OBW their was a kidney shaped plastic plate, just to the right of the rear crank seal on the back of the engine. The seal is known to fail. some people buy a new metal one, I just resealed mine with a good sealer. I had my engine out doing the heads, so I also replaced the crank seal. My fathers Outback had the same leak. if its leaking more to the passenger side right under the bell housing you can pretty much make a bet thats it.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: oil leaking from front of motor.

Being it is a 97 outbac, I believe you have the EJ25 Duel over head cam Boxer motor, Very good motor. If i am correct you have 5 places that most likely could be the leak. THe crank pulley, in center, Or either of the 4 cam shafts. You will have to look for more signs of the leak. If leaking from the cams you will usualy see the oil on the iside of the pulleys them selves. The crank seal on the other hand generally runs down the center of the block.Please be very careful to check your timing marks on your pulleys before you start it, due to the belt posibly slipping from what you had said. The crank has a small hash line that points up to a mark in the block The top pulleys on both sides have a sigle line that points to a notch straight up on the cover and double lines that point straght down at double lines on the lower pulleys. And the lower pulleys also have a single line that point to a notch outward that is on the cover. Hope this helps and have a good day.

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SOURCE: front diff oil leak

remove entire trans,remove 8 bolts and then remove front differential case at this time you will need to remove torque convertor with tube do not remove this tube from the convertor it drive the oil pump, the gasket is liquid gasket make sure surface is clean,also at this time replace torque convertor seal and seal tube this tube seperates transmission fluid from gear oil good luck

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

SOURCE: 2001 h6-3.0 subaru outback wagon,

t l think due high mileage and seals and oil ring need to replace

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