|APPLICABILITY:||All 2011-15MY Vehicles with FA or FB Engines|
|SUBJECT:||New Installation Procedure for Front Crankshaft Oil Seal|
This bulletin announces a revised replacement procedure for installation of the front crankshaft oil seal.
- 806750080 (OIL SEAL 50X62X7) Front Crankshaft Oil Seal
- 806939060 (O-RING) O-Ring for Crankshaft Extension
COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION:
This new installation procedure was incorporated into production on SIA-built vehicles during early December, 2014 starting with the following:
NOTE: FHI-built engines did not utilize oil on the outside of the seal during engine assembly.
SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:
Follow the procedure supplied in the applicable Service Manual for accessing and removing the front crankshaft oil seal. To enhance retention of the oil seal and to eliminate any chance of blocking the oil return passages in the timing chain cover, make sure the seal bore in the cover is clean, dry and free of any fluids or contamination.
IMPORTANT: Do not apply any oil or sealer to the outside or inside of the seal or seal bore in the timing cover before installation.
When installing the seal into the timing cover, the proper seal installer must be used: S/T# J-51973.
REMINDER: Whenever removing the crankshaft extension, the o-ring on the extension must always be replaced during reassembly as it is a one-time use part.
CAREFULLY tap the new oil seal into position flush with the face of the timing cover as shown in the photo below using a plastic hammer and the specified installation tool.
TIP: Use a piece of cardboard against the radiator cooling fins as extra protection against damage from the hammer.
WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION
For vehicles within the Basic New Car Limited and / or Powertrain Warranty period, or covered by a Subaru Added Security (SAS) Powertrain, Classic or Gold plan, this repair may be claimed using the following information:
|Front Crankshaft Oil Seal R&R||B241-116||AAL-34||0.4|
|Engine Oil Leak Testing||C245-001||0.4|
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