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My '08 Subaru has fresh oil leaking onto the top of the engine, what could be wrong with it?

I recently had my timing belt, water pump, pressure switch all replaced in an attempt to solve this. I'd like to trust my mechanic, but the problem isn't fixed. It's fresh oil that appears on top of the engine on the passenger side (it is literally pooling there) When I drive around, the smell of burning oil is borderline nauseating. Any ideas?

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Valve cover gasket possibly.

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SOURCE: subaru loyale wagon replacing the timing belt

Get a proper manual like Haynes (amazon, parts store, Haynes.com).  You should not have to take either main pullel or cam pulley off to change timeing belt,  you DO want a new tensioner and and new idler pulley (if there is one).  Failure to replace these may result in a later failure that wipes out the blet, and possibly the motor (if it is an interference motor).
If you can change the oil pump from working on the front side of the motor, you are either a magician or a contortionist;!) and I need you to help me work on my car;~)    It's pretty rare for an oil pump to go bad before 400K km or 300K miles  ... the bloddy things are in a constant bath of oil!

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SOURCE: 1997 subaru legacy 2.5l coolant leaking from

Known head gasket problems on those cars. Suburu dealership have a good product called stop leak. Use that first add a bottle into the radiator run the car to operating temp. Recheck the belly pan for leaks. hope this helps.

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SOURCE: A smell of burning rubber

i bet its a axle boot. split.. and you smell axle grease.. common issue

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SOURCE: Burning rubber smell from Subaru Legacy

Please have your exaust pipes checked, perhaps a mount is burning. The catalytic converter can make a nasty odor when it is clogged. Check the wear on the serpintine belt.

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SOURCE: We have a 1997 Subaru Legacy overheating, we

Pretty common on subaru's, try elevating the front of the car whilst bleeding the cooling system.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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I have a 2000 Subaru Legacy that overheats!


there should be no pressure in a system when the engine is cold
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My 2006 dodge ram 1500 4x4 mega cab 5.7 hemi has 234,000 miles runs good but it now has an oil leak. When I turn left or right while driving the oil pressure goes all the way down, the for back up after I...


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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2003-chrysler-pt-cruiser-battery-and.html

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How i do the timing on my 87 subaru gl awd


It's a bit of a pain but here is what you set it to:


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Driver side timing belt (No. 2) and No. 2 tensioner-1.8L engine




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Passenger side timing belt (No. 1) and No. 1 tensioner


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the water pump pulley mounting bolts.
  3. Loosen the alternator mounting bolts and remove the alternator belt.
  4. Remove the water pump pulley bolts and remove the water pump pulley.
  5. Disconnect the electrical harness from the oil pressure switch.
  6. Remove the dipstick tube.
  7. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  8. Remove the timing belt cover plate, if equipped.
  9. Remove the timing belt cover bolts on the left, right, and center covers.
  10. Remove the timing belt covers.
  11. Remove the rubber cover seal. Clean all mating surfaces.

To install:

  1. Install a new timing belt cover seal.
  2. Install the timing belt covers on the engine using the mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  3. Install the timing belt cover plate, if removed.
  4. Install the crankshaft pulley, and tighten the bolt to 69-76 ft. lbs. (93-103 Nm)
  5. Install the dipstick tube.
  6. Connect the electrical harness to the oil pressure switch.
  7. Install the water pump pulley and loosely install the mounting bolts.
  8. Install the drive belt and adjust the tension as necessary. Tighten the alternator mounting bolts.
  9. Tighten the water pump pulley mounting bolts.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Jun 20, 2011 | 1987 Subaru Gl 4WD

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When an oil pump is supposedly "leaking" while a maintenance/replacement is being performed on the timing belt [at a 100K checkup], where would the leak be "leaking to"?


The pump is driven by the timing belt, so the oil pump shaft sticks out of the engine to access the belt. The leak would most likely be the oil pump shaft seal.

Sounds like you’re skeptical.

Jul 07, 2010 | 1999 Subaru Legacy

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How to change water and timing belt on my 2005 subaru legacy gt turbo, pump is leak or stains below the centre of the eng. near and alen key eng, plug?


Unless you have really high milage on this vehicle the pump is not likely to go. Pump on front of engine and if it leaked would run down front and sprinkle towards center. However a weak heater hose or cooling hose clamp could give you the same results.
Before you spens a fortune ( cause this job is basically a timing belt job with a water pump, and eng seals ) Have the vehicles cooling system pressure tested for leaks. The techn will know how to check pump if he thinks its bad.

Apr 29, 2010 | 2005 Subaru Legacy

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1996 Mitsubishi Galant Timing Belt and Oil Pump Timing


THe timing of the oil pump is irrelevent as no matter where it is timed as long as it is pumping oil. you must have a leak from a cam or crank seal or maybe the oil pressure sender. hope this helps. regards Ben.

Aug 06, 2009 | 1996 Mitsubishi Galant

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