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Old 01-31-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
Sir-Knight
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109k kms.

passenger side head gasket.

no temp spikes, no white smoke. just leaking out in a slow drip onto my exhaust.




2 months before my expensive trip to japan too.. not after... right ****ing before I buy my yen.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear it. I'm at 87,000 miles now and am thankful that my gaskets have yet to leak.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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I might be in the same boat, i'm at 145k kms, and I smell burning oil into the cabin, and I see some oil drops on my drive way, and some oil on the cross member. I'm planning on getting a compression leak test just in case, but I"m leaning towards a leaky head gasket. Might as well do my timing belt at the same time.
Doesn't help that I just bought a condo, and have a wedding to pay for in the next upcoming months.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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An external hg leak can be fixed with subaru coolant additive and if it doesn't work your still in the same boat. I have seen it work at least 10 times.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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I was running the additive since my first coolant flush, fat lot of good it did me.

while the engine is out... valve cover gaskets, plug boots, plugs, rear main seal, all belts, pulleys and tensioners, timing belt, and possibly clutch will be done... mechanic doesn't think clutch is necessary, but we'll know for sure when we open it up.

not a small bill.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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Jchow, could just be a leaking valve cover.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:42 PM   #7
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right ****ing before I buy my yen.
Why don't you "buy your yen" from the ATM in Japan? Unless Canadian banks are strange, using your ATM card will give you the best exchange rate, whereas a money exchange makes money off you by selling you the foreign currency.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #8
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there will be a fairly significant charge if I withdraw from an ATM in japan in addition to the exchange rate. With the amount I'm getting, a money exchanger locally will give me a rate better than any bank. Unless I show up to an exchange office with canadian currency.

Though I COULD do it at the airport in japan, but we're hitching a connection from narita to itami in osaka which is a domestic port, I doubt we will have time to do it in narita with only an hour an 20 to clear customs and get to the connection, and because itami is all domestic, they may not have a currency exchanger.
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