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Brought my Outback to the stealer for the routine (112500km) service but got a surprised call that there is a "upper sump leak" and need to be fixed - total bill of $2,800 (including the cost of the service).

The "upper sump leak" repair is taken care of as luckily I have extended warranty.

What actually is "upper sump leak"? I do not see any oil mark under the car (I do the in-between oil change myself) or on the ground. What signs and symptoms will an "upper sump leak" show?

The dealer said it is a 15 hrs job so I wont have my car back by Friday the earliest!
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I've never heard of an "upper sump leak"
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I presume a lower sump leak means there's a hole in it..


edit: Seriously though, perhaps this?
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I was thinking about the same. I did ask for details but the stealer still uses the same term. Will ask for the report after the repair.
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Go back to the stealer and ask them to show you...
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'upper sump leak' sounds like it needs a gasket...don't see how that's $2800 and 15hours work though. I mean I don't see how a new sump would be that much either...

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take it to a specialist like STechnic or Maximum Motorsport.

The last time I had my foz serviced at a dealer they said I had a leak , took it to Stechnic who said there was none. 80,000kms later Stechnic have proven to be correct.
I have never serviced at a dealer again
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Upper sump leak. Where on earth did they get that description from.
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a bit like "danger to manifold"


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