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Old 12-25-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question oil pump leak @ 60k..what other parts to change?

I got an 03 WRX turbo w/64,500 miles. The car has a SUBARU PLATINUM WARRANTY.

I know the oil pump is THE ONLY PART covered by warranty, however should I be changing other parts if it is going to save me on labor costs?
if so...

What Parts?

-spark plugs(still original)
-oil pump
-timing belt
-water pump
-pulley assembly
-thermostat
-alternate belt

Will probably be less expensive to bring it to a local mechanic and save on labor and get parts wholesale(including oil pump), than go to SUBARU?
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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Do your homework and find out.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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thats a nice answer i thought people came here for help?... how do u know it's the oil pump... and if it's under war. let them change it out for free the timing belt/wp (correct me if im wrong) isn't really needed till 100k if i rember and the plugs are not part of that sys. the aces belt is easy to do that urself... pulley ass.? is there a bad pulley? other wise leave it alone... car over heating? i don't know the service intrevall of the thermostat tho
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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For less than $10 a seal, you might as well replace the crank and cam seals. This is my first post in a long while, but if my memory serves me correctly, there are 5 phillip screws on the back of the oil pump that could have worked loose.

Chuck

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Old 12-26-2008, 09:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the response......i know the timing belt does not need to be changed until 100k, but I know the front end will already be taken apart to get to the oil pump, so it would save on labor.

Oil pump I was told was leaking because there is oil around it, however I am not losing a significant amount of oil but since its under warranty it isnt a issue...just all the other parts is the question?
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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On occasion, mechanics misdiagnose the oil pump as the culprit for the leak when in actuality it is the crank seal.

Here are some pics you might find useful from a 2.2L, but should be very similar to your 2.0T:




If you plan on keeping the car for a while, I agree with your process of going ahead and replacing all the wear items even if it is 40K miles early.

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Old 12-27-2008, 01:43 PM   #7
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^^
99% of the time it isn't even an oil pump or crank seal leak...




but *GASP* a Power Steering pump leak :/

the WRX pump is a notorious leaker
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:54 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by sonic03dz View Post
I got an 03 WRX turbo w/64,500 miles. The car has a SUBARU PLATINUM WARRANTY.

I know the oil pump is THE ONLY PART covered by warranty, however should I be changing other parts if it is going to save me on labor costs?
if so...

What Parts?

-spark plugs(still original)
-oil pump
-timing belt
-water pump
-pulley assembly
-thermostat
-alternate belt

Will probably be less expensive to bring it to a local mechanic and save on labor and get parts wholesale(including oil pump), than go to SUBARU?
Did that exact same service about 20k miles ago (I have 120k on my 02)

Now this is assuming you have a shop do ALL of the work.

-Oil pump, water pump, timing belt, thermostat, accessory belts: puts you right around $1000 (you save $$$$ if you do it yourself)
-The spark plugs are a real PITA. If you have the right tools you can do it fairly easily, otherwise a dealer will charge somewhere around 250-300ish.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #9
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i wouldnt go to a local place. timing belts arent something that a lot of places can do, even if they say they can. i cant tell you how many local shop timing belt jobs i have had to fix, and sadly most come with new valves.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:47 PM   #10
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:15 PM   #11
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Subaru told me its the power steering leak not oil pump even though its dripping down on the oil pump case.......
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #12
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Subaru told me its the power steering leak not oil pump even though its dripping down on the oil pump case.......
oil dye works wonders for situations like this.
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