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Old 02-16-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question 1998 2.5 Dohc

If the car has 149K safe to say the HG has been changed or it's possible they have not been changed yet?
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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anything is possible, depending on previous owners (given that you had to ask, I'm assuming its not something you bought new)
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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I wouldn't assume they have been changed just because of mileage. all of my previous cars had well over 200k on them and they all had orig HG's.. but none were subaru's
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The safest thing to do would be to assume they haven't been changed. I'd probably go ahead and replace them, along with the timing belt and cam seals.

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Why would u HAVE to change a perfectly good HG? is there a recall or something?
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a HG isn't something you just change... why, is it leaking/burning oil ???
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:49 PM   #7
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Default Don't do it unless you have to.

I just changed mine because it was blown. It is pretty time consuming. I wouldn't do this preventatively because there is little you can't repair after it blows. I would just keep an eye on things and if strange oil appears or it starts to overheat, then sit up and take notice.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:08 AM   #8
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a HG isn't something you just change... why, is it leaking/burning oil ???
1998 and DOHC was not the best year for Subaru and HG's

And it's a used car I'm not going to buy one and have to change the HG the next day.
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