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Old 04-07-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Head gasket leak?

Ive got an 05 outback xt 89k miles
Been smelling burning oil while driving- i see a small leak coming from the front bottom of the engine on the right side at 2 lines that go into the engine, i can see the burnt oil on the malifold, just enough to smell. In the past 5000 miles its burned about a quart of oil.

Does anyone know what this might be?
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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As we all know, the boxer is known for leaky head gaskets and this may very well be cause of your leak. However, its very hard to diagnose anything based on some ones description of the issue. A picture is a wonderful thing when it comes to internet diagnosis. If you could post a few pictures, You could almost definitely get a good answer.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:39 AM   #3
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Pictures?
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:48 AM   #4
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As we all know, the boxer is known for leaky head gaskets and this may very well be cause of your leak.
Wrong.

Old non-turbo Subaru boxer motors are "known" for head gaskets.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:32 AM   #5
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sounds like the oil cooler leaking

the op maybe needs to post in his local area forum for help on this...somebody local might do it for beer and pizza
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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HindshawWRX....I am not trying to argue with your experiences, but here in the south, I see approximately 60% or more of the customers Head gaskets leaking on vehicles with over 70k on NA and Turbo models. I inspect 3-4 a week here at the shop. May have something to do with where we live and drive.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #7
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Typically the turbos its either oil cooler or valve cover gasket from that area. But I have also had the turbo externally leaking onto manifold. Not to common for turbo headgaskets to leak externally but I have seen it
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