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ViscousSquirrel 12-04-2012 12:21 AM

Here's my list..


Power steering pump leaking from bearing behind pulley... Drains down the front of the timing cover onto exhaust... Along with the power steering hose going into the ps pump. On pump number 3.

Turbo feed line, dripping onto hot ass turbo.

Pass side valve cover gasket leaking onto up pipe

Inner cv boots both sides torn and spraying crap all over everything especially the down pipe. These are replacements number 1 and two .

Turbo coolant line going ino turbo leaking onto hot ass turbo... Burning off and eating the inlet.. Boy was that a damn nightmare to replace..

All work done by yours truly.







Next on the list... Front main seal leaking inside timing cover dripping onto exhaust.

Oil cooler orange o-ring leaking.

Turbo oil return line.


Hopefully that will stop all the effing smoke from coming out of the hood scoop. This car only has 85k on it!!! What a piece of crap. Sorry I'm a bit irritated at the moment I just finished te pass side valve cover and turbo feed line.

adreyna 12-04-2012 02:17 AM

^^^ This!

MAP 12-04-2012 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ViscousSquirrel (Post 4185642)
Here's my list..


Power steering pump leaking from bearing behind pulley... Drains down the front of the timing cover onto exhaust... Along with the power steering hose going into the ps pump. On pump number 3.

Damn.... I've got this issue too. I can't tell if its bad enough to actually drip on the exhaust yet but the timing belt cover does have an oily stain down the front.
What's up with that? My 140,000 mile Jeep had no power steering leak, none, dry.... But this GT is fun car to drive though...

ViscousSquirrel 12-04-2012 08:23 PM

I'm actually rather tired of it myself I'm going to look at appliance cars this weekend with my wife.

alvisdl 12-13-2012 12:38 PM

This is my second Legacy, first with turbo. Smelled oil in both of them and contributed significant $$$ to a few dealers and garages to get them fixed. Seems like they tell me what it is, repair is done, not long after, smell oil again. Frustrating! Just had all CV boots and turbo replaced and still smelling oil. Will try to check the aforementioned ideas though. Thanks all!

ViscousSquirrel 12-13-2012 07:24 PM

Or you could do this...

http://www.google.com/search?q=vorte...1SmHEOE7rZxeM:

gessvt 02-01-2013 01:46 PM

Would a leaky valve cover gasket cause excessive oil consumption? I notice after trips from Chicago-Detroit that I'll be down about 1/4 quart, with noisy valves upon starting up. FWIW I have the burnt oil smell at idle too. Just replaced passenger CV boot because it was slinging grease just like everyone has been discussing.

rob-2 02-01-2013 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ViscousSquirrel (Post 4202738)

HAHA I'm not the only fan.

Shello007 02-14-2013 04:52 PM

Got the same problem. So just to confirm, it's usually the inner boot? My WRX did the same thing. Ended changing the entire axle. That's not necessary, right?

rob-2 02-14-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Shello007 (Post 4294672)
Got the same problem. So just to confirm, it's usually the inner boot? My WRX did the same thing. Ended changing the entire axle. That's not necessary, right?

Seems to be a subi thing. I leak no oil and have no problems to speak of. Get the smell if I drive the car hard.

Rattsl 02-14-2013 08:03 PM

True, I only get it driving above 100mph.

adreyna 02-15-2013 11:46 AM

^ check all your oil lines in you turbo...

rhumb line 02-18-2013 09:54 AM

I have the same issue on the passenger side and it is getting worse lately. I've done a search but didn't locate a walkthrough on replacing the passenger side valve cover gasket. It is difficult to do? I've done a lot of my own maintenance including spark plug replacement and up pipe installation, but this is new ground.

Please don't flame me, I did search and would just like to get some information on changing this out and any tips, tricks and tools to make it easier.

thanks,

sigmafour 02-18-2013 11:05 AM

Not a flame... but.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ket-81725.html

So it's not a walkthrough but there's some key things in that thread - it is claimed to be easy to do and can be done when the engine is still in the car. The valve covers are held on with bolts, you need a gasket kit, couple of hours time...

maybe there's not a walkthrough because it is regarded as not needing one and still not flaming - if perhaps you aren't sure you can do this without one, perhaps you shouldn't be attempting to do this kind of work? You will need to be handy and have a clue, move a few things out the way but this job is not a difficult one.

Tips and tricks and tools to make it easier?

Don't drop the bolts into odd places of the engine bay as the trick will be trying to find them again later. Tools? A 10mm socket.

We're happy to help here but are you sure this is a job you want to tackle - what's got you concerned about the next step on from spark plug replacement? You already learned there about the clearance for that... possible but tight.

sigmafour 02-18-2013 11:14 AM

Found a walkthough for you here:

http://sl-i.net/FORUM/viewtopic.php?t=12784

Hopefully it will allay some of your fears.


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