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2.5 head gasket Subaru or aftermarket?

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#1 gotsubarus


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Posted 20 October 2003 - 11:00 AM

Where is the beast place to buy Head gaskets for a 97 OB 2.5 ?

Would the OEM dealership be best or are there some better aftermarket brands to use?

#2 99obw


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Posted 20 October 2003 - 11:07 AM

I recommend using the subaru 11044AA610 for the 2.5L Phase I. Search the USMB for more info.

#3 cookie


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Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:28 PM

The reason is that the after market is sometimes years behind on upgrades.
The one place I have seen real aftermarket up grades is in high performance stuff.
Your average local place is not likely to be Subaru hip unless you are in a few special areas.
If they were a place like CCRINC I would trust them, but most places no.

#4 theotherskip


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Posted 20 October 2003 - 04:31 PM

my thinking was that they (subaru) should be the most concerned party about finding a solution to the problem, so they should be working to improve on its design, working from all the lessons learned from the failures (big hopefully). aftermarket vendors don't have the same background with the uniqueness of the subaru aluminum boxer.

i used the same as 99obw recommended...

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