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Old 01-04-2014, 04:56 AM
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:56 AM
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You know what sucks? A leaky head gasket. That's what.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:45 AM
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You know what makes it minimally better, having a friend that happens to be a mechanic and can replace it for a 1/3 of the local shop's price...

Sorry, man, good luck. Our van had to have it done a couple years ago. I figured I was done with the van but a friend helped out.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:41 PM
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Fun. I had that happen twice on two different Tauruses. Seems the number one cylinder runs a little hotter than the rest due to poor coolant routing design. Almost eight hours the first time--four hours the second time. If your doing it yourself, I highly recommend a box of cheap quart baggies, masking tape, and a sharpie to label and sort nuts and bolts as they come off. Makes putting it back together much less stressful. Oh, and a Chilton's manual.

If you are going to all of the trouble of replacing the head gasket, you may want to spend the extra money and purchase some new or rebuilt heads. Oh, and use new head, intake manifold, and exhaust manifold bolts. They are usually torque-to-yield bolts (at least the head bolts are) that have threads that bend slightly to lock them into place once they are torqued-down.

In both of my rebuilds, the overheating that caused the blown head gasket also warped the #1 intake valve (had to do the first rebuild twice because of that).
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Also get a metal gasket not those plastic ones. Yeah, that's the other advice from my friend. I bought the stuff he needed and he returned it and got the right stuff. lol
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Also get a metal gasket not those plastic ones. Yeah, that's the other advice from my friend. I bought the stuff he needed and he returned it and got the right stuff. lol
Yep. I think Napa had a "performance" set that were metal reinforced and silicone (valve cover and upper manifold). The autozone ones were felt and cork. There was like a $5 difference in price. Of course this was many a year ago.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:33 PM
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I have neither the time nor the skills for the head gasket job. But I can scrape up the cash.

I'm bidding it out to a couple of shops and the dealer.

It's a 10 year old Subaru with 85k on it.
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cj, maybe you already tried this, but here's a piece about suggestions to ask Subaru to cover it even if past warranty. http://www.smart-service.com/blog/20...pay-for-repair We had it go out under warranty on our 03 Outback, seems like it was a known problem. It should NOT fail at that kind of mileage IMHO.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:36 PM
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Good article, Riggs, I'll definitely give that a run. I've got nothing to lose except some time on the phone!
I'm leaning toward the dealer at this time anyway, because they will replace both gaskets and the timing belt and stuff while they've got the motor out.
But I'm still taking it to an independent shop this morning for a bid.
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