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Old 03-03-2021, 08:01 PM   #11
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rafferty Subaru, PA
2002 Outback Sport


Originally Posted by AliBenn View Post
im thinking that you have a Cam Seal leaking
not cam carrier
cam carrier is on side of engine and is sealed with Fugi Bond(expensive RTV gasket)

if indeed, cam seal leaking.....NO WAY MOTOR NEEDS TO COME OUT
its basically a timing belt change with added time to remove all 4 cam sprockets and tap in 4 new seals
in fact, i had both issues after shop installed a new short block in my car
1-leaking cam seals
2-leaking cam carrier
mechanic sealed cam seals with a crap ton of RTV which made seals leak(not what manual says to do)
and forgot to seal the carriers with RTV
on top of that, he scored all my cams trying to install seals a 2nd time
i not only did cam seal replacement with motor in car(i dont have a hoist or room in garage)
i installed used cams(and cam carriers) with engine in car

move car to another shop if SOA denies
FB engines are chain engines and have no cam seals.
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