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2000 Outback leaking coolant HG?
Posted 03 January 2006 - 03:12 PM
Well, yesterday I believe I found a small leak on the driver's side just above the drive shaft. Must be a head gasket.
Before I head off to the Dealer, isn't there a recall and/or extended warranty for this? I remember I got a recall in the mail a little over a year ago where I had to take it in and they put something in the coolant. I bought the car new from this dealer. Any advice before I take it in to the dealer so I don't have to pay to get it fixed?
Thanks for your reply!
Posted 03 January 2006 - 03:40 PM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:13 PM
It turns out that phase 1 engines were not actually produced by Subaru and may have been put here by space aliens. As you can imagine Subaru feels that it does not have to warranty engines produced off planet.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 07:38 AM
can you post pictures of where you see it leaking? could be other things....water pump maybe? drivers side just about the driveshaft (that's a crankshaft right)...sounds like water pump area. i'm not saying it's the water pump, but i'd sure inspect this closely before assuming it's a huge repair.
can you post a picture of where it's leaking?
Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:22 PM
Now, do they pull the engine to do this? If so, should I try and get the timimg belt and valves adjusted now, to save some money? 95,000 miles on the car. I am told the timimg belt/valve adjustment is about $800.00
Water pump too? Or just wait until it goes?
Thanks for the advice,
Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:33 PM
Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:36 PM
Posted 05 January 2006 - 02:08 PM
either way the belt is due soon, no way i'd leave that old 95,000 belt on there for any longer.
i'd verify they are replacing both gaskets and not just one, they should since the motor is all torn down anyway. suck to replace one and then the other goes out in a year....big job. pretty sure they always replace them in pairs, so you should be straight.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 02:11 PM
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