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#1 EVOthis

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:57 PM

unfortunatly i have reason to believe that my head gaskets are on there way out for the second time.......i have a 1996 legacy 2.2 L. 185,000 miles. Does anyone know where i can get a set of inexpensive cylinder heads....already built (with cams,valves,retainers,etc...). Any help would be appreciated

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:31 PM

Hi. Not sure. You could try www.ccerengines.com not sure if they would sell just the heads or not but if so they would be good heads.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 06:37 AM

If you are having a problem with the heads and think they might be warped, go to a machinist and have them take a look at them. All they may need to do is deck the block and heads to give you a true surface. not very expensive, cheaper then new or good used heads.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:00 AM

Right on, proper cleaning and surface finish are very important for the head gaskets. Is the second set OEM HG's?

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 09:53 AM

Right on, proper cleaning and surface finish are very important for the head gaskets. Is the second set OEM HG's?



I believe they are from what im told.....i just bought the car like 10K miles ago.....but ive already done the clutch and flywheel, and the timing belt......but it will be a great learning experience........do you know wheather it is easier to do the head gaskets with the engine in the car or out?....the left front one looks pretty difficult unless you remove the engine.....

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:30 PM

Well If you have the tools it will probably be easier. Every subaru head I have removed I have pulled the engine. Refer to the chiltons or FSM and see what it recommends.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:34 PM

Well If you have the tools it will probably be easier. Every subaru head I have removed I have pulled the engine. Refer to the chiltons or FSM and see what it recommends.

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Thanks for the advice




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