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Old 10-13-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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well today subaru has having a class for their tech. while i was having my Braking Systems class....
i got a chance to talk to the teacher and that guy is AMAZING...
well anyways i had a nice talk with him and had a chance to ask him a few Q.

i asked him why the 2.5rs's would blow out head gaskets so often, he said that after aspestus(sp?) was outlawed they had a hard time finding a material to use in the gaskets. he said that when you blow a gasket they actualy use a completely new gasket material then what came on the cars at first. he also recomended that when you pit in AntiFreeze you destill the water before you mix it.

hope this can help some of you, and shine a light on a crappy problem
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Old 10-13-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
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That's one version of the story. I have talked to other SOA techs who believe that the headbolt specs were not quite tight enough...
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Old 10-13-2004, 04:07 PM   #3
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hmmm...the guy that came to teach that class was from CO. himself and came out from CO just to teach the class...wonder if he is he same guy that teaches the teck.s in CO....

anyways, he said that after they put in the new gaskets the problem is fixed...he also mentioned to me that the WRX likes to eat syncroes in 2nd and 3rd gear...
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Old 10-13-2004, 05:12 PM   #4
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I wouldn't expect him to think anything else about new headgaskets fixing the problem. I doubt that anybody saw it coming to begin with, so I doubt that they'll admit to their new HG's being disposable even if they know they are. I like to think that the engineers didn't design the frickin' things to blow to begin with, but maybe I'm just out-thinking myself.
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:00 PM   #5
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he said that they actualy make a completaly new HG, same design, new materials.
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:32 AM   #6
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he said that they actualy make a completaly new HG, same design, new materials.
Again, I don't doubt that. My point was that they (SoA) undoubtedly thought that the HG that went in the engine to begin with would last forever and look what happened. It's entirely possible that the new ones will last 500,000 miles without a hint of a leak. But he cannot say for sure that they've fixed it anymore than anyone could say for sure that the originals would last forever.

I hope he's right. I need to get at least another 80k miles out of this engine.
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