I'm a new guy, but I too have a 99 fozzy. I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but I've been told they put 2 different engines in the 99 foresters. I'm just trying to make shure you didn't get info for the wrong engine. Of course, I'm NOT an expert, and you experts might be able to identify which engine he's got from the pic's. Do you have the SOHC, or the DOHC engine?
Ok, while I've got your attention I'd like to ask everyone a quick question that might help him out. We all know about the problems these have with head gaskets. I've seen a few threads where people reccomend you use a gasket for a turbo engine in a non-turbo car. It's supposed to be much less likely to leak again like a stock gasket. I noticed no one here reccomended this solution, so I thought I'd ask if the info I read earlier is correct, since it could also help out Bad Noodle with this project.