Hi all. I am considering buying an outback. sixth digit in VIN is 6. Owner says it's a 99' with 170,000 miles. He had an oil leak present, then he overheated it. Now the oil leak is alot worse. My guess is the heads are warped. What's your thought's? He said a shop told him it would be a grand to fix?
Couple (well lots) of questions but Ill try to keep it slow.
Is it worth putting new heads on the original motor with 170k on it? Or is this type of motor a boat anchor with this many miles?
Can the heads be swapped with the engine in the car?
How hard is it to swap a 2.5 motor, with no lift?