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Old 05-03-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Ah well...my gasket leaked again and mechanic thinks the heads are warped.

Gonna cost about $3,500 to fix.

I had them repair it under the recall for the gasket problems when the car was at 75,000 miles. Been using the conditioner since but it would stop the leak temporarily until I got another conditioner.

Now it's 104k miles and decided to take it in for the timing belt change. Asked them to check on the gasket. Told me it was leaking and the heads could be warped. Could be. But the cost to fix it was about as much as a new engine.

Told them to replace the timing belt only.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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You can buy a longblock phase 2 2.5 Engine from someone in your area who has done a swap anywhere from 100-1000 and then do all of the work yourself... Will be alot cheaper than 3,500 for the work. If you've got headgasket concerns before installing the new engine, then put them in before installing the engine...Im sure if you posted about needing help installing an engine, there would be some nasioc people to help ya

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Old 05-03-2006, 05:22 PM   #3
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i work at a local subie dealership and i see me share of headgasket leaks. But thers is really no way to tell if the heads are warped from looking at them id get a 2nd opnion. just my two cents
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:55 PM   #4
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Is it an external leak? If so, is it leaking enough that you can't live with it at that milage?
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:13 PM   #5
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Is it an external leak? If so, is it leaking enough that you can't live with it at that milage?
I can live with the leak....but I need to do the engine swap. no way I'm going back to car payments. I emailed www.eastcoastswappers.com already.
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