|06-21-2008, 10:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Lutz, FloridaVehicle:
1997 Legacy GT Wagon
Black Granite Pearl
Newbie needing some advice.
Hello everyone, I am a long time car enthusiast but am new to the world of Subaru's.
I just recently bought a 97 Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon. It has 146k miles on it. I got what I believe was a good deal even with the bad head gasket.
The seller's mechanic told him it had a blown head gasket and after reading through a lot of threads I am pretty sure it does. Cars runs fine but will build up pressure in the coolant system and discharge the coolant thru the overflow.
I am considering a lot of different options on what to do with it. I want to drive the car everyday (about 90 miles) to work so I have to have reliability.
Maybe I could get a some opinions from some of the people on here.
Have consider simply fixing the bad head gasket but I read that the 2.5 motors have major problems with head gaskets and there really isn't a good fix.
Swapping it for a 2.5 JDM engine. Do they have the same problems with the head gaskets?
Switching to an EJ22 for more reliability? and cheaper? Maybe an EJ22T to make more power/efficiency.
Possible thinking about selling it or parting it out.
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|06-22-2008, 04:13 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bought a car with 127k miles and bought it for reliability. A car with this much miles will stat needing repairs. Engine swap would be great but you got other factures such as steering and suspension. Get that inspected while your putting a new motor in it.
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