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Old 05-17-2017, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dealer wants $2700 to fix oil leaks

Hi guys,

Just had my 08 Tribeca (108,000) serviced at the local Subaru dealership/service.

Oil change
Transmission flush
Airbag recall
27 point inspection
Tire pressure fill and rotation
All fluids topped off
Alignment check
Brake inspection
-$154.00

Anyways the service department gave me a 'recommended service' quote for $2700 to fix basically 3 oil leaks.

Oil seapage at both HG's and Timing cover

Do you guys have any thoughts on the oil leaks?

There is no explanation on the actual repair just a quote and a notation that they would monitor the leak and check it again at the next service, 5K miles from now.

Thank you for any replies in advance.

-Todd

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Old 05-17-2017, 05:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i would definitely get a second opinion, problem with oil leaks is they are not always where the wet spot is, its totally possible that you only have timing cover leak and oil flow to the bottom of the heads and look like HG leaking as well, its pretty hard to believe that both HG leak simultaneously, unless it has been going on for a long time without proper attention. I am surprised they didn't mention valve cover gaskets as those are more prone to failure.
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Yep, had dealer check my 1990 Benz years ago when they offered free inspection. Said headgasket was leaking. Knew better. Valve cover gasket seeping and running down side of head. Cheap, easy fix.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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clean the motor and pin point the leak(s). valve cover gaskets are about 35/side with the spark plug gaskets.
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I would suggest a steam clean and dye test to nail down just were the leaks are coming from first.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Alright thanks for the suggestions guys.

I did degrease the top of the motor and drivers side pretty good when I first got it. It was very dirty and I could tell there was some oil leak just didn't know from where.

I'll take the factory installed drip pan off and clean the bottom to.



Thanks again.
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Most shops frequently over state the situation and repairs.

You haven't had oil loss (or didn't mention any) so clearly there's no mechanical issues or worries pending.

Check oil level.
Take a peak at the leaks - you can even post pictures online to well versed Subaru people who don't stand to make a buck off of you.
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Have you ever replaced the pcv valve on it?
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Alright thanks for the suggestions guys.

I did degrease the top of the motor and drivers side pretty good when I first got it. It was very dirty and I could tell there was some oil leak just didn't know from where.

I'll take the factory installed drip pan off and clean the bottom to.



Thanks again.
Mine was really caked with oil on the top of the engine as well. Pretty sure it all came from the power steering return hose which is hard as rock. Worse than leaking oil out, it can suck air in, and kill the pump eventually.
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