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HG external leak - which choice is wiser?
Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:25 PM
Since pulling the engine seems to be the preferred method when swapping headgaskets, I'm thinking new CCR engine and having it done in one day, and being done with it.
New engine have better performance, quieter, better mileage?
Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:14 PM
Unless you have something wrong (other then minor headgasket leak) with the current engine, I don't think performance, quietness, or mileage are going to change a whole lot.
Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:24 PM
You didn't say how long you've owned this car or what year it is, so how many miles you put on the car per year could make your mind up for you.
CCR is a great place for a replacment motor, and I don't want to take away business from them :-\... but if you only put 12 to 15k per year on it, there is no reason not to expect another 6-8 years and around 200k out of the original engine.
If you stay with the original, don't forget the timing belt, if it wasn't done already.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:33 AM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:00 AM
If you have already decided to repair/replace the engine here are a few things I would consider:
Rebuild, find a reputable mechanic, one who has Subaru experience and have them price the entire job.
Replacement, again finding someone reputable to do it. Given CCR's reputation, I would definitely use them and sit on their 3yr/36K warranty. Same as a new vehicle warranty.
Just my thoughts as I read this thread.
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