Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures – 2011-2014 Subaru Forester

NUMBER: 02-131-12R
DATE: 07/18/12
REVISED: 12/01/15

APPLICABILITY: 2011-2014MY Forester Models with FB Engine
SUBJECT: Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide procedures for the diagnosis and repair of oil seepage which may be coming from the timing chain cover, front camshaft cap, camshaft carrier and / or upper oil pan.

There are five areas that should be closely inspected if an oil leak is reported by the customer:

  1. The 6mm tapped hole casting boss area in the left-hand camshaft cap
  2. The sealing surfaces between either the left or right-hand camshaft cap and camshaft carrier
  3. The sealing surfaces between the cylinder head and camshaft carrier
  4. The sealing surface between the upper oil pan and the engine block
  5. The sealing surfaces of the front timing chain cover

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Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures – 2012-2013 Subaru Impreza

NUMBER: 02-130-12R
DATE: 07/18/12
REVISED: 04/13/15

APPLICABILITY: 2012-2013MY Impreza with FB Engine
SUBJECT: Oil Seepage Diagnosis and Repair Procedures

 

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide procedures for the diagnosis and repair of oil seepage which may be coming from the front camshaft cap, upper oil pan and /or the timing chain cover.

There are three areas that should be closely inspected if an oil leak is reported by the customer:

  1. The 6mm tapped hole casting boss area in the left-hand camshaft cap
  2. The sealing surfaces between either the left or right-hand camshaft cap and camshaft carrier
  3. The sealing surface between the upper oil pan and the engine block
  4. The sealing surfaces between the cylinder head and camshaft carrier
  5. The sealing surfaces of the front timing timing chain cover

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Subaru J2534 Reprogramming

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For access to J-2534 Information on the Subaru service information website:

  1. Click on “Special Tool Information”.
  2. Scroll down to Question 4 for J2534 Information.

 

Subaru “manufacturer specific” Diagnostic Scan Tools, along with the related hardware and software, provide the functionality required to troubleshoot self-diagnostic, computerized systems on 1996 model and later Subaru vehicles. These tools, which are made available to all Subaru franchised dealers, are available for purchase to all aftermarket service providers as well as equipment and tool companies for the proper service repair of Subaru vehicles through contracted 3rd party tool manufacturers, as referred to below.

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Water Leak from A/C Evaporator Drain Hose – 2005-2008 Subaru

NUMBER: 10-77-08
DATE: 11/24/08

APPLICABILITY: 2005MY and later Legacy / Outback
2006MY and later Tribeca
SUBJECT: Water Leak from A/C Evaporator Drain Hose

 

INTRODUCTION

If you encounter a customer complaint that there is water on the front passenger side floor, there is the possibility that the evaporator drain hose is obstructed.  The evaporator drain hose will need to be checked for obstructions and modified.

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Design Change to the Fuel Filler Door Assembly – 2015-2016 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NUMBER: 09-61-15R
DATE: 11/24/15
REVISED: 03/07/16

APPLICABILITY: 2015-16MY Legacy and Outback Models
SUBJECT: Design Change to the Fuel Filler Door Assembly

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin announces a design change to the fuel filler door (saucer) assembly to address customer concerns of it being difficult to open and / or close.  The striker portion’s shape has been changed as shown in the crosssection illustration below along with the type of plastic material used in the construction of the saucer assembly.

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