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Old 02-03-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default are models with 2.5 turbo engine affected by head gasket problem?

I do research before potential WRX purchase.

There is a lot of talk about head gasket leaks for naturaly aspirated 2.5 engines, but I have not heard turbo engines mentioned yet. Is there any evidence that models with 2.5 turbo (Legacy GT, Impreza, STI, Baja, etc.) engine are affected by this problem too?

Thx in advance ...
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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No, and just because there is a problem with one model or line does not mean you need to freak out or ask about every Subaru evAr. There are no Subaru wide problems. The 02 models have weaker transmissions due to narrower gears, the 06+ models have weaker transmissions due to suckier final drive, and the 02 models have a fuel line problem in cold weather.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:52 PM   #3
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No, and just because there is a problem with one model or line does not mean you need to freak out or ask about every Subaru evAr. There are no Subaru wide problems. The 02 models have weaker transmissions due to narrower gears, the 06+ models have weaker transmissions due to suckier final drive, and the 02 models have a fuel line problem in cold weather.
well, I am asing with a reason - my both Outback and Impreza 2.5 TS 2002 with 94K and 103K miles respectively developed a external colant leak. I consider replacing one of them with WRX 06 and 07 model and want to be ensured Subaru fixed the gasket issue ...
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:59 AM   #4
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...and the 02 models have a fuel line problem in cold weather.
Of which I am reminded every day since the temp went to 1 deg. F this week and I never got around to having that fixed!
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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So many fellow trackwhores have had head gasket problems with STi's that they're buying old Honda track cars because they're so sick of trading them in every 2 years again.

Maybe Subaru thinks they've fixed the problem, but I'm not seeing that.

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Old 02-04-2007, 06:55 AM   #6
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So many fellow trackwhores have had head gasket problems with STi's that they're buying old Honda track cars because they're so sick of trading them in every 2 years again.

I've seen or heard nothing of this. How many is so many? 1? 2?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:36 AM   #7
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So many fellow trackwhores have had head gasket problems with STi's that they're buying old Honda track cars because they're so sick of trading them in every 2 years again.

Maybe Subaru thinks they've fixed the problem, but I'm not seeing that.

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some race cars, yes . but that's not your normally, daily driver now is it?


I'm not seeing it on the newer cars at all.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:52 AM   #8
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blobeyes for the win. Mine is in perfect working order thank you very much. But I maintain it to the T and never launch ever!!! No need to launch an awd drive car you can just let it go and then once you are rolling just floor it and take the hell off and the person next to you is left way in the dust.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:15 AM   #9
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I've seen 2.5 Turbo engine gaskets start to have problems when the boost goes up to 22 or so PSI when the engine is stock.
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