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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:34 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:57 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:28 PM
Phase-II engines don't overheat unless run low on coolant. They leak externally - they don't push exhaust into the coolant. The stop leak is Subaru coolant conditioner which is probably keeping the drivers side head gasket from dumping coolant on the ground. At 107k its not a matter of if but rather when it will need them replaced. The answer is to use the EJ255/257 turbo head gasket - these don't exhibit the leaking symptoms.
I owned a 99 Forester, which I drove for 200,000 miles without any leaks or head gasket replacements. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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