Originally Posted by Charlton
I've got a 2002 Forester S and I believe has a phase II SOHC engine. The head gaskets are leaking at 152000 but this is simply a utility vehicle that I will only use occasionally.
If the head gasket is leaking externally, is it a simply a matter of keeping the fluids topped off to keep the vehicle running?
Correct sir, you dont want to allow your engine to have oil starvation. No oil + metal on metal wearing without no lubricant between the metals is a bad thing. Just topping it off and monitoring your oil levels is a good practice until you have the time and/or funds to pull the motor and swap the HG's.