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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:37 pm 
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The guy seemed like a very honest guy. He's owned another Subaru before this one and plans on buying a newer one when he sells this one. He's also willing to work with me on price or doing more work on the car for a little extra money it would seem like. I could maybe even talk him into doing the other headgasket...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:03 pm 
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That would be great if he replaced it......'tis a true pain in the dick. I hope it all works out for ya.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Well the cool thing is he has a nice big clean Lexus shop to do all the repairs on his time. Would be much easier than me trying to do them in my slanted driveway!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:16 pm 
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Engine out to replace a head gasket? Good grief. :sly:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:41 pm 
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those subies only take like 2 1/2 hours to get the engine out on the counter. real easy. its not a big deal to work on them. but yes, you have to pull the engine out of the cars to change head gaskets. (opposed 4 cyl and they are pretty close to the frame rails.)

good luck on this. they seem to really be good cars. if its just leaking oil out the headgasket, that's VERY common on those engines.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Owner said he'd sell for 2800 or replace head gasket and lower control arm bushing for 3300. He also said the engine doesn't need removed to replace the head gasket.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:46 pm 
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ya, you CAN do it in the car, but its a MUCH bigger pain in the ass. takes longer when doing BOTH head gaskets also. you can undo motor mounts, shift motor to one side, lift it up (not much before it binds trans/firewall) ect and do it if your only doing one side. if you do one, do both, so pull motor. it takes me like 6 or so hours (IF everything goes smoothly) at work to pull a subie motor, replace both headgaskets, timing belt, water pump, ect that goes with it all. its not a hard job.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:40 pm 
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those subies only take like 2 1/2 hours to get the engine out on the counter. real easy. its not a big deal to work on them.


Not so easy when you don't own a hoist my friend.....I guess I forgot to mention that.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Prafeston wrote:
Owner said he'd sell for 2800 or replace head gasket and lower control arm bushing for 3300. He also said the engine doesn't need removed to replace the head gasket.


If you can afford it, take the latter. Unless you're fully prepared to do it yourself, and need to save every penny.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:37 pm 
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if do one head gasket u should do both! umm the one thing I don't like abt Subaru's is the fact that they use rubber O-rings in there head gaskets and they get hard and crack. mostly around 120,000 miles or 193121 km they will wear out and need replacing but I find redline water weter helps make them last longer and not using tap water!


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