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1999 outback legacy
Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:18 AM
Just looking for some advice so that I can get this car resurected.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:41 AM
Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:28 PM
On ANY engine with aluminum heads , if it overheats and blows a HG the Cylinder heads have to be checked for warping.
You say its the 2nd enine in this car. What has me concerned is if the cylinder liner moved. If you repeatedly overheat any aluminum block engine with steel liners, the liners can move, and the engine will never be fixable (well throw enough money at something and it can be fixed). If the car did not get a short block, i would wonder about that.
I'm not one quick to condemn an engine, but in this case i would look at used engine. A bad radiator would show up within a 100 miles, not 40,000. What would show up in 40,000 miles is shifted cylinder sleeve, or cheap HG's.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:20 PM
do you know if they used Subaru's newer updated gaskets? there's a chance the heads weren't milled and Subaru gaskets weren't used, which could easily cause this problem to come back again.
typically the heads are fine. a machine shop will do a valve job, mill them and test them. they can tell you if they are bad or not. i have yet to give them a head that was trashed. that's more common with turbo motors, but is possible to any. if they gasket-slapped it, just installed new gaskets without milling the heads, that could be the problem as well.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:32 PM
Any other info is greatly appreciated and thanks for the info thus far.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:43 PM
'99 should be the phase II 2.5?, which sometimes has the external coolant leakage.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:21 PM
Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:24 PM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:35 AM
Got the whole thing for 500.00 so not much lost.
I'm going to check with a machine shop on the cost of a head job for the heads.
I have time and want to check al of my options before I dig into this car.
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