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91 Legacy Head gasket


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#1 jchipper

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:47 AM

Hello guys,

This is my first post here. I hope this is the right forum for this. Anyway here is my question. I have a 91 Subaru Legacy that I bought May of this yr, and now the head gasket is blown because there is exhaust gas in the coolent and it always overheats and so I drive it around with the rad cap loose. How hard is it to change the head gasket's? anything I should know before I dive into it?

Thanks a bunch

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:03 PM

HG is a pretty involved job (at least, on my scale). It involves basically taking off the entire top end of the engine - not an easy task for an unskilled person. Easy for a skilled person though.

Pick up a Chilton's or Haynes manual...this will give you all the necessary torque specs for when you pull the cams and etc.


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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:25 PM

Hello guys,

This is my first post here. I hope this is the right forum for this. Anyway here is my question. I have a 91 Subaru Legacy that I bought May of this yr, and now the head gasket is blown because there is exhaust gas in the coolent and it always overheats and so I drive it around with the rad cap loose. How hard is it to change the head gasket's? anything I should know before I dive into it?

Thanks a bunch


Get a factory service manual off ebay or craigs list.
This is soo much better than hayes or chiltons.
Not too bad of work if you have some tools and skill.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:32 PM

some folks have changed the gaskets without removing the engine. You would have a lot more clearance and could change some of the seals which should be due about now if you removed it though.

#5 jchipper

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:51 PM

ok... Thanks for the imput.




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