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Old 01-10-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
CouvSubaru
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Question 1999 Legacy - Oil Leak Problems

Hey everyone,

I've got some questions about a 99 Legacy L, 64k miles, 2.2 litre. There is a small to moderate oil leak and the mechanic diagnosed the problem with these two lines:

Oil leak behind timing cover. Valve cover gaskets leaking into spark plug wells - recommend replacing.

Anyone have any ideas on this topic? He quoted about 300 dollars to replace the appropriate parts with labor. If anyone has had this problem before or has any thoughts at all please let me know. If something else could be causing the problem or if the mechanic is overcharging I'd like to hear your ideas - it would be much appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:59 AM   #2
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ok, yeah.. the valve cover gaskets are about $30 and you can do it with out pulling the engine. the $300 comes from having to drop the tranny to access the "oil seperator plate" which is made of plastic and does leak, subaru later fixed this with a replacement metal peice. so to be honest if you have the $300 sounds like a decent price. it is a little weird to have the valve covers go at 64k...
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:10 AM   #3
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His mechanic said nothing about rear leak. Valve cover is super-easy, and might just need simple tightening (to specs). $50 job at most with new gasket. Timing cover leak - probably cam/crankshaft seal. This one requires taking off timing belt. With your milage its kinda early. So if the belt is in good shape I'd just ignore it, keeping an eye on oil level once a week or two.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:15 AM   #4
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whoops, my bad.. all i read was "behind cover". haha..
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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Don't know much about ej22 but in my ej25 leak from timing cover meant new oil seals!!!! they are like $10 each and there is 4 of them but labor cost me 400. dont know if you got the same problem or not but if you leak a LOT then its probably front oil seals.
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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That would be your front cam or crank seals leaking if it's behind the timing belt cover. The leak probably isn't anything significant (just messy) so wait for your next timing belt job and have it done then to save on labor.
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