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New here 6cyl question......

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#1 ponjohn


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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:29 PM

Hi All-

I am sold on Subauru's. I own and I am selling my 96 OB. My wife drives an 05, this thing flies compared to my 96.

I am going to upgrade and want to try a 6 cylinder version.

Any head gaskets issues? At what mileage should the timing belt (or chain?) be done?

Any other known issues with the 6 banger?

Appreciate the info

#2 ericem


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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:46 PM

No known issues with the H6 motor. No headgasket issue. I would think change the chain when it seems noisy.

#3 ccrinc


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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:18 PM

Be positively religious about oil changes. The chain tensioners are lubricated by the engine oil. Seems that the tensioners will last a long time and service the chain well if oil changes are regular and you don't let the engine run low on oil. If not, major engine damage!


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