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02 outback head gaskets
Posted 04 January 2004 - 01:32 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 05:16 PM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 12:14 AM
Any way back to my heads . The mechanic put the car on the lift and I showed him were i saw the leak . ON my car you can see better from the top of the engine .Mine were leaking from the back and bottom of the block around the # 4 cylinder. When I showed him it said ohh well whats another one when I do about 2 a week .He said that I caught mine early because the gasket didn't fail around the coolant jacket . Mine was only leaking oil. He is going to call SOA and see if he can autherize to have both of my heads done , since he has to pull the engine anyway.He said that there seems to be a problem with the late 01 model builds and the early 02 model builds . Mine 02 outback was built in 6/01.I'm dropping the car off next Monday and he said it will only take 1 day which seems kinda short to me .
How long did it take to have your head gaskets done . For the people on here that have had this problem .
Posted 06 January 2004 - 06:34 AM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 10:54 AM
Tell him to tke his time and do a good job.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 11:49 AM
Not to mention oil pump seal, water pump, tensioner, etc.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:27 PM
Posted 06 January 2004 - 04:42 PM
The early phase 1s blew them into the cooling water, and the later phase 2s blow them more as a leak to the exterior of the head.
My 99 Forester leaked externally a small amount and I would not have noticed it if people on the board had not pointed out the problem.
I think I might have assumed a small leak from a hose or water pump until it got much worse.
This is a classic phase 2 leak.
On a phase 1 the car will overheat after a hard run and into the coolant overflow tank.
I believe our Northern neighbors have a tougher time with the phase 2 as they tend to leak more when very cold.
Posted 06 January 2004 - 07:34 PM
I don't know if that is a hardware problem (i.e. gasket design or warp head) or poor workmanship (i.e. Friday afternoon syndrome). But I was totally surprised by such early failure.
Good news is, my OBW is running fine and no more burnt smell
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