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2.5 DOHC 100k with original Head Gasket?

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#1 RallyKeith


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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:02 PM

My friend is looking at a 98 Forester L with the 2.5 DOHC engine. Car has 99910 miles on it and comes with the complete maintainance history. The Head Gaskets have never been placed. I'm thinking that if the head gaskets haven't gone by now that there is a good chance they won't be a problem.

What do you guys think? Destine to be a problem or a good chance they won't.


#2 theotherskip


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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:17 PM

it can really go at any time, from 13k to 187k (any beyond)

have a look:


#3 mike golin

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 07:54 PM

I would recommend replacing them [about $1,000 job] because it is at the milage that they usually let go. could be a bargaining point if he hasnt bought it yet.
subaru is covering gaskets up to 100,000 miles [not sure of time - may be 7 years?] from original date put in service. you would have to check with dealer for specifics to see if it is covered.

#4 Commuter


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Posted 23 March 2004 - 08:32 PM

The warranty only applies to the Phase II engine as I understand it.

Mine went at 160k miles. So who knows.


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