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2000 Outback joins the headgasket club
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:06 PM
Anyhow, I have a hypothetical question for the USMB experts...
The TB job on the car was around $800 with all front seals, tensioner, water pump (much of it labor as you know). I also had leaking valve cover gaskets/o rings replaced at 120K. So, I ended up paying for the tensioner and valve cover gaskets/ o rings twice and some extra labor for the valve cover gaskets the first time.
Given the propensity of the 2.5 to blow head gaskets and otherwise leak, does it just make more sense to have the whole engine resealed at a TB change? Maybe this is overkill, but paying for a couple things twice over a short period of time made me wonder if this is better in the long run.
Any thoughts? My '05 Impreza has 84K on the clock and I am just considering what I should do when the TB interval rolls around.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:48 PM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:13 PM
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