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Old 07-19-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Multiple leak

My subaru legacy I noticed is wet at the front of the engine between the oil pan and the second rectangular pan ( I am not sure what it holds, I assume transmission fluid). The oil change guys say it might be the oil pan gasket and posibly other multiple sources. The leak is not substantial to wet the floor but I worry too some of it is presure related while driving. Anyone with a take on this.
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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What kind of fluid? it's wet, yes, but is the fluid colored? Black? Red?
What does it smell like?
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
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What year? Probably the famous oil seperator plate.

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Old 07-19-2005, 09:18 PM   #4
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ss - on his other post he talks about a 99 2.2L... Probably the same car?
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:25 PM   #5
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I had some great replies to my thread on the same topic(looking for it.) Mine's a 97 2.5 and the seperator was definitely the problem. 99 2.2L I dont know. At some point Subaru changed the part from plastic to metal.

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Old 07-19-2005, 09:29 PM   #6
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Here ya go:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...oil+pan+gasket

Thought it was the oil pan gasket, it was the seperator.

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Old 07-20-2005, 08:07 AM   #7
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It is a 99 subaru legacy 2.2 L.
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:19 AM   #8
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What kind of fluid? it's wet, yes, but is the fluid colored? Black? Red?
What does it smell like?
The leak seems to have the feel of something smoother than oil. I will take some pics of the area and post later today. I wonder if the transmission can leak at that point especialy presure leak. I looked up the separator plate link from subysouth but the pics would not load. I am still studying the post to understand it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:17 PM   #9
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The leak seems to have the feel of something smoother than oil. I will take some pics of the area and post later today. I wonder if the transmission can leak at that point especialy presure leak. I looked up the separator plate link from subysouth but the pics would not load. I am still studying the post to understand it.
In my case Ken it was definitely oil. And remember used oil is a little thinner(more watery) than fresh oil. The leak from the seperator occurs at the seam where the tranny meets the engine. It also spreads forward and back from that seam. I initially thought my car was leaking at the rear of the oil pan gasket.

The oil seperator is only accessible with tranny pulled. I bolts to the back of the engine block inside the tranny bellhousing and is a seperate issue from the rear main seal. Of course if you have to go in, replace them both. Failure of the seperator and the subsequent leak is common on the older BD/BGs because they made it out of plastic.

I wish the pics were still there, they were excellent. Maybe you could PM wrx_driver_2002 for them.

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