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Old 02-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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I am exited about my purchase of a my 99 Subaru Impreza AWD L. Granted it is does have an automatic transmission, However it only has 50,000 miles on it. I picked it up for 4K. Not to bad I think. My first question to this post is there is a leak at the front of the engine. I read a lot of posts that say this is the crank seal? I am not sure. It looks like it is dripping from the bottom of the timing cover.

I would like to do a tune up on the car. I would like to get a little more power out of it if I could. From what I read so far, the 2.2 auto combo is not a good candidate for power. Any simple mods I can do right away.

The third and last question I have is it looks like there are 2 air filters. There is a box right behind the engine that looks like an air filter, what is this?
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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Any help here? I called several shops and they think that it is the crank seals or the cam seals. I got quoted $750 for doing the seals, timing belt, and water pump. Is this a good deal? I am mechanically inclined and think I could do it myself. what do you guys think? Can it all be done on a Saturday?
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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You sure can do it yourself. It certainly should not take more than a saturday.

2 cam seals
1 front crank seal
1 oil pump seal
1 paint pen
1 torque wrench
1 long breaker bar
1 tube of sealant
1 good sized strap wrench
1 good sized c-clamp or a press
1 comfy cushion to kneel on or knee pads

Just a couple other various common tools and you should be in business.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:49 PM   #4
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Great! Thanks, I think I will try it this weekend. Would you have a source for a good repair manual? Maybe a step by step writeup online? Thanks again!
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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Great! Thanks, I think I will try it this weekend. Would you have a source for a good repair manual? Maybe a step by step writeup online? Thanks again!
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:36 PM   #6
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If your Impreza is a 99 it would have a 2.5 engine not 2.2.
The oil leak may be the crank seal or wrist pin plug.
If you can get the crank pulley bolt out,it is an easy job.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:21 PM   #7
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If your Impreza is a 99 it would have a 2.5 engine not 2.2.
The oil leak may be the crank seal or wrist pin plug.
If you can get the crank pulley bolt out,it is an easy job.
I was told it is a 2.2 liter. I even looked under the hood and the emissions sticker says 2.2. Do you have to remove the timing cover to get to the rank seal?
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Sorr,I thought it was a RS
Yes you do have to remove timing covers.
If you can get the crank pulley off,it is a easy job.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:17 PM   #9
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I wish it where an RS.
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Figured I'd pipe in, I have MY02 TS w/ 279K on it. There is a little oil leak under the engine and also I sometimes see a few drops of coolant. I don't have any white smoke coming out of the exhaust. Can you guys direct me to the areas I should be replacing?
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Figured I'd pipe in, I have MY02 TS w/ 279K on it. There is a little oil leak under the engine and also I sometimes see a few drops of coolant. I don't have any white smoke coming out of the exhaust. Can you guys direct me to the areas I should be replacing?
My goodness! 279K miles?! On an 02? Wow!

Check where the heads meet the block. Your looking for green stains or wetness. That would be a headgasket external leak. Does the 02 ts have the plastic or metal t-stat housing? The plastic ones can warp on the mating face. Where Does the oil show up from your leak?
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here is a link with some pictures.. sorry it's a camera phone

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b275/thecatjinx/oil/

let me know what you guys think
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