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Old 02-03-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Sourcing an oil leak in 97 Outback

I have a 1997 Legacy Outback with an oil leak that drips about once every couple minutes. I know where it's dripping from, but it's off of a hose that connects to the coolant; I would hope that blue coolant doesn't turn into oil magically due to gravity.

Could it be coming from the oil pan even though the leak isn't dripping from that area? Or is it possibly something bigger within the engine, maybe the oil pump?
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Could be. Without a little better info, it's anyone's guess.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
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the classic ej22 oil leak. My 97 impreza L had it. it was the front main seal though. They say that while your in there, just change out all the cam seals and the front main....basicly every seal inside the timing cover.

then you can rest asured knowing there isn't much left to leak
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