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98 Outback - Replace Engine or Junk It..???
I have a 98 Outback... Love the car... Replaced everything but the engine and tranny... I mean tires, axles, bearings, shocks, struts, supports, calipers, brakes, rotors, radiator, belts, hoses, timing belt, water pump, starter, alternator and steering Knuckle. I'm sure i missed more but here's the deal. 208,000 miles and recently overheated. So as you Subaru Enthusiasts already figured, the HeadGaskets Blown. The car runs and drives like new and plows through snow like a tank. I got a price to completely rebuild the engine start to finish... $3000 grand out the door, including a 2 year unlimited milage warranty. To just replace the head gasket and reseal the engines few oil leaks $2300 bucks... Head gasket alone $1600 bucks... I got the car for free 3 years ago from a friend. Just have already invested over $3000 grand into it already. Don't know when enoughs enough....??? I drive 40 to 50 thousand miles a year for work... I reallly wanna rebuild the engine and keep it... But is a 1998 worth it.... Please throw some of your Subaru Wisdom my way.... Thanks