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Old 01-18-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Quick question about coolant changes for head gasket issues

I had the head gasket leak that was typical of Subarus about 30,000 miles ago. I've also seen it discussed in this thread... http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4#post26433214

Is it still the consensus to change the coolant to try and avoid corrosion of the gaskets? I know I read somewhere that there's a certain type of coolant that is superior and less likely to become corrosive but I'm not sure what it is... any pointers?

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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Yes you should change coolant, the schedule will be in your owners manual. I change mine every year. Subaru coolant from the dealer and distilled water.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:44 PM   #3
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^ +1. However I was told to follow a two-year change schedule.... some places can check coolant acidity to determine when to change it.
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