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Old 01-23-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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Question 2000 Legacy Head gasket replaced... 45K

Bought a 2000 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited about 1.5 weeks ago with 45K on it. Blew the drivers side head gasket about 4 days later. Picking it up at the Subaru dealer tomorrow with everything fixed on the car under warrenty. How have other people's head gaskets held up after getting fixed by the dealer? Should I be expected to make another appointment in about 45k miles to have it done again and does the other side go just as easily as this side did? I look forward to getting the car back, but it is a bit annoying having the experience of having a head gasket go this early. I would expect this from a Ponitac Gran Prix or something but not a Subaru. Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-23-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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dont feel bad bud.. my 01 legacy gt limited edition just went into the shop today blown head gasket aswell... passanger side only 34000 miles on the car and it is a 01!!! I just hope it doesnt happen again, it is all under warantee aswell but they are not covering a loaner car and it is going to take aprox 2weeks do to ordering parts and 4 other major engine repairs ouch!
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Old 01-24-2004, 08:22 AM   #3
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My 00 gt limited went also It had 41,000. The dealer told me that the gaskets were poor workmen ship. I really wanted to know if I was beating on the car. They were done about 1 1/2 months ago and no problems. I still drive it like I stold it!!! lol.


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Old 01-24-2004, 09:13 AM   #4
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here, and on I-club and USMB. I think you'll find a bit of information posted by various folks, it sounds like you are another of the warranty repair folks on phase II 2.5's
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
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mine's leaking coolant on the driver's side at 72k. still haven't fixed it as it's gonna cost me $$$..
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:44 AM   #6
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mine's leaking coolant on the driver's side at 72k. still haven't fixed it as it's gonna cost me $$$..
Wait a month or so. SOA has a voluntary campaign on them. Headgaskets are now covered 8/100k.

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Old 01-24-2004, 10:52 AM   #7
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Wait a month or so. SOA has a voluntary campaign on them. Headgaskets are now covered 8/100k.

ah, yes, i read that thread too. but i have my doubts on the 'Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner ' that will be used in the voluntary repair campaign ..........seems to me like it is some sort of radiator sealer a very cheap way for subaru to 'temporarily fix' the head gasket problem.
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Old 01-24-2004, 12:42 PM   #8
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Here...take a look at my thread from a few days ago.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=488625

My car is still in the shop until monday...
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Old 01-24-2004, 01:21 PM   #9
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65k, 3years and 2 auto-x seasons and it doesn't miss a beat.
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Old 01-24-2004, 01:27 PM   #10
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ah, yes, i read that thread too. but i have my doubts on the 'Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner ' that will be used in the voluntary repair campaign ..........seems to me like it is some sort of radiator sealer a very cheap way for subaru to 'temporarily fix' the head gasket problem.
The conditioner is put in to prevent problems. Yours is already leaking so it needs to be replaced.
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Old 01-24-2004, 03:13 PM   #11
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The conditioner is put in to prevent problems. Yours is already leaking so it needs to be replaced.
i sure hope they'll replace it..but i don't put my hopes too high. this is a quote from that thread about the special coolant sealer, err, conditioner..

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=488157

'As a precautionary measure, SOA is recommending that a special conditioner be added to the engine cooling system to prevent leaks from occurring or to correct existing leaks. '
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Old 01-24-2004, 03:35 PM   #12
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i guess they putting nano-robots into our radiators now.. wheew.. start trek technology at work..

P.S. 145k and still no problems.. knock on the wood
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Old 01-24-2004, 04:26 PM   #13
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155k beat like a red headed step child (not really but I do autoX) and drive over 100mph alot.
no probs
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:42 AM   #14
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mines in the shop for two weeks!!! AHHH AND IT IS SNOWING
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:45 AM   #15
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hold on a sec so 8/100k no money out of my pocket if it goes again? Sounds good to me subaru stands by there warantees pretty well, or at least so far that i noticed
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Old 01-25-2004, 12:02 PM   #16
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Weird. My 95 hasn't had ANY head gasket problems since I got it at 90k. And there was no paperwork saying that the gasket was replaced (and he gave me the date and time of every oil change). Why would the newer cars have a problem, but the old ones still be OK?
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Old 01-25-2004, 05:34 PM   #17
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Weird. My 95 hasn't had ANY head gasket problems since I got it at 90k. And there was no paperwork saying that the gasket was replaced (and he gave me the date and time of every oil change). Why would the newer cars have a problem, but the old ones still be OK?
Is yours a 2.2L or 2.5L?? Makes a BIGGGGGGG difference.
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Old 01-25-2004, 06:21 PM   #18
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Good point. 2.2L.
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