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Old 08-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Charlton View Post
I've got a 2002 Forester S and I believe has a phase II SOHC engine. The head gaskets are leaking at 152000 but this is simply a utility vehicle that I will only use occasionally.

If the head gasket is leaking externally, is it a simply a matter of keeping the fluids topped off to keep the vehicle running?
Correct sir, you dont want to allow your engine to have oil starvation. No oil + metal on metal wearing without no lubricant between the metals is a bad thing. Just topping it off and monitoring your oil levels is a good practice until you have the time and/or funds to pull the motor and swap the HG's.
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