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Old 06-22-2005, 07:23 AM   #1
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OK guys i need a manual to show me the way through replacing my headgaskets.i have seen copper headgaskets online some where but now i can't find them and are they worthit? and if anybody has any tips please let me know
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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Has anyone out there done a headgasket job themselves? wut about all you scooby specialists ?no one can throw me a bone here ow ya bump
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:12 PM   #3
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from what I've read copper gaskets leak like crazy. Go with steel.
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:55 PM   #4
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Here's some links that should help you get started. There's some good info in all of them if you click around a little. Never done one myself, but it is very "do-able" from what I've heard.

http://users.sisna.com/ignatius/subaru/headgasket.html
http://home.comcast.net/~skipnospam/...placement.html
http://wac.addr.com/auto/obs/headgasket/headgasket.html
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:13 AM   #5
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dam head gasket on those rs suck huh
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:51 AM   #6
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Based on the subject I assume you've blown the head gaskets before? How long ago, and who fixed it the first time? If it was the dealer, they should have a 1 year, unlimited mileage warranty on the part. Since the part(s) failed, it would be replaced under warranty.

Mine failed the first time at ~59,500 miles (lucky ) so they were replaced under the original powertrain warranty. Less than a year later, with about 77,000 miles on the car, the gaskets went again and were replaced again at no cost to me.

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Old 06-24-2005, 07:22 AM   #7
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Hey Pat
we talked before about my headgasket blowing right after my warranty expired and now its blow sky high. i stop at advanced auto and a whole gasket kit from felpro ran about $250 but i want a heavy duty non blowing headgasket. thanks for the help guys
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:09 AM   #8
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Two sets of blown head gaskets?? Was the heads AND block where the heads seat skined and made perfectly flat before gasket were installed?? The factory HGs have been redesigned so were you getting the latest and greatest?
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:56 AM   #9
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Two sets of blown head gaskets?? Was the heads AND block where the heads seat skined and made perfectly flat before gasket were installed?? The factory HGs have been redesigned so were you getting the latest and greatest?
Yup. I'd double check that the heads are within the service manual's limits, and that you are getting the newest (these should be 4-layer) head gaskets from Subaru.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:22 PM   #10
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the first time they went was right around when my warranty was up . i had a subaru dealer in okc do the work and they told me that the heads were fine and they were not cracked and didn't need any work but who knows? i will take to heads to a machine shop to have them checked out . so the new gasket from subaru are a lot better now . i don't want to have to do this ever again. unless anybody had a spare wrx or sti motor laying around anywhere i'd rather do an engine swap if u know wut i mean but thanks for all the help
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:06 PM   #11
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I'm having the headgasket issue in my 01 RS at the moment. Hopefully subaru will cover it. If not I have an extended warranty. Only 50K on my RS too


EDIT: it was the air/fuel sensor and the mass air sensor. Ne headgasket issue on my 01 RS. just found out now.

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