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Blown Head Gasket Webpage - Comments needed
Posted 17 August 2003 - 07:58 PM
the page can be found at:
i'd appericate any feedback or any other info that anybody thinks i should add to the page. hopefully this will be a resource that peope can use to decide if they want to take it on themselves, or at least give them a better idea of the work involved...
thanks for your help
(i know it still needs work in the grammer and spell checking areas - i'll fix that later, but i wanted to get any opinion up to this point)
Posted 17 August 2003 - 08:53 PM
I didn't read it all but it looked very detailed.
Hopefully I never lose a HG but if I do, I know where I'm looking.
Are you going to post it on the USRM?
I see your from Philly, are you gonna make it to any of the local events coming up?
Posted 18 August 2003 - 09:04 AM
the only local event i saw was a race day, and that's not really my thing. if there were more trail days here on the east coast, that i'd be in for!
Posted 18 August 2003 - 08:09 PM
Yeah, I'm not a racer either but I'm planning on heading up just to hang out and see some other soobs. Plus it's only about an hour from me. There is a trail run through the Jersey Pine Barrens sometime this fall.
Details are in the Meet and Greet forum and Older Gen Forum.
Posted 19 August 2003 - 08:44 AM
anybody who's done similar work (timing belts, valve adjustments, head gaskets) have any tips/tricks that they think should be added?
hocrest - i'll have to look for the pine barrens meet - that sounds more my style. thanks for the info!
Posted 19 August 2003 - 11:21 AM
i know of a couple of 2.5 Phase II's that have blown HG...
(one Legacy and one Impreza)
i wonder if this will be the epidemic the Phase I's are/were...?
nice job.. well done on the site...
Posted 19 August 2003 - 05:22 PM
I did not know about techinfo.subaru.com but it only covers models down to 1993 so that might be why I haven't used it before since all my Subarus are older than 87 right now.
And please by all means let me know when you feel it is up to your standards and I will input it to the USRM for you.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 09:00 AM
Posted 26 August 2003 - 10:33 AM
i just got a reply from a letter i wrote to subaru, and they don't seem too sympathetic. they said that they are unaware of any issues with head gaskets failing on this engine.
do me a favor and check back on the website in a few days. once i can get my isp to get their cgi scripts working, i'm going to make a guestbook where people can log these failures, and you will be able to print the list and send it to subaru when you complain, giving more proof to the fact that this IS a problem. i'm hoping to have it up sometime next week...
Posted 26 August 2003 - 02:57 PM
This would be a get my money back license for every Subaru owner that experiences a head gasekt problem. Good for the owners, bad for Subaru ...
Posted 26 August 2003 - 06:31 PM
My problem occured at 104,000kms and have 121,000 now.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 07:07 PM
there's strength in numbers, and organizing helps, so hopefully we'll be able to get a growing list so they can't say that they haven't heard people are having problems...
Posted 26 August 2003 - 08:14 PM
Posted 26 August 2003 - 11:07 PM
Posted 27 August 2003 - 07:49 AM
i'm interested in continuing the issue with subaru... i had a friend who had a toyota pickup a while ago (sorry, some of the details have failed me). something went wrong (again, i can't remember specifics), and the engine died. he went to toyota for help, and they showed him the door. he had a salvaged engine installed, and was back on the road. 2 years later, he got a letter from toyota explaining that they finally acnowledged the problem, and were reimbursing claims that had been made... he ended up getting the new engine paid for by toyota...
Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:20 AM
Now it seems that there are lot of head gasket failures but not on every engine. And we don't know the exact portion. High mileage or the driving habits could be the reason for the failure ...
For me it looks like that Subaru made a small design flaw. More people than usual are reporting the head gasket problem. Subaru owners are just don't used to it. And then are very disappointed about that situation.
Let's hope that it will turn for the better with the new model. At the moment it looks like it will ...
Posted 27 August 2003 - 04:04 PM
hopefully we can get a good list going that everytime somebody writes subaru they can include, so subaru can't keep saying they haven't heard of any problems.
i'll make a new post for people to sign after a few others try it and i know that everything is working ok...l
Posted 27 August 2003 - 10:57 PM
Posted 28 August 2003 - 08:39 AM
there aren't many third parties that care about issues like this (that is reliability issues on older cars). consumer reports rates new cars, then also shows some additional data on maintenace and repairs, collected from surveys of model owners, but it is just a summary and doesn't cite specific examples. many manufacturers have had engines that are lemons - just ask a mechanic. sometimes they can be the best source of info on which are good used cars, because they have seen what are the common problems with the different manufacturers and different engines.
Posted 29 August 2003 - 12:38 PM
That is the problem we are facing with the head gasket failure. The failure still doesn't happen enough (by the way what a luck) to urge Subaru to take care of this problem. Maybe they recognized the problem and made some changes. But we all can be sure that they won't give us a cost free new engine!
There always have been several models with design flaws. And some sold like hotdogs.
May it be that the Subaru crowd is a little bit dissapointed that there IS a "smal"l problem with the engine???
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