Vehicle oil leak.?

I just discovered that my 1998 Suburu Forester has a oil leak apparently coming from the main seal. What is the best oil additive stopleak on the market to try to stop or slow the leak?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    I own a Legacy and just fixed an oil leak that was coming from the front of the engine. It was the oil pump o-ring. The oil pump is driven by the cam timing belt and is installed over the crankshaft. The little o-ring flattens over time, and the direct pressure from the pump is too much for a one inch o-ring. BTW, the main seal is installed in the oil pump housing.

    For further details, go to this web site and do a search on oil pump to check out old threads. There are very helpful people in there with a lot of knowledge about Subies.

  • Nomadd
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Nothing will slow a main leak. It has to be replaced. Anything that sealed that kind of leak would also seal a whole lot of oil passages that you really don't want sealed and trash the engine.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your not going to fix a leak from the main seal with that kind of stuff, you need to go take it to get fixed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you can't fix a main seal leak with that junk, maybe just enough to trade it off.

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  • 1 decade ago

    there is a product made by solderseal it called bearing and seal you can try that but the best bet is to get it fixed

  • 4 years ago

    looks like the thermostat caught and it stop circulating ! then after awhile it spread out and started to bypass back ! greater effective get the thermostat replaced or it would circulate away you sitting !

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