Ok, i have a thread also in the 93-01 impreza forum in gneeral community that has the whole story, if you want to read it click HERE
i have a blown head gasket. the subaru dealer said that the cost to repair my gasket, oil pump, and water pump, would be about $1900. in a worst case scenerio, if my block is cracked, i'd be looking at $3400. does this sound right to you guys?!
seeing as im very short on cash im quite miffed at the moment.
if it turns out that my block is fried as well maybe i should seek an STi swap even, but that might entail too many drivetrain issues.