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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Head Gasket replacement

So I pulled my engine out to do the clutch and since I have it out I am going to do the HGs as well. I don't have any over heating, but the car has 140K (1999 OWB) and it is leaking some oil around the HGs.

I was planning on using the new Subaru gaskets but from what I have read the way to go is to use the Felpro steel gaskets. Does anyone have any experience with these?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 09:29 PM
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I've always used the 610 EJ25D headgaskets from Subaru. The Fel Pro's seem like an option and yes plenty have used them, but i haven't ventured there yet.

Where did you read that Felpro's are the way to go? I've never heard that explicitly and commonly said of EJ25D's?

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I just reassembled using the Felpro MLS gaskets. I don't know if they're better or worse than Subaru's but I do know they were completely different than the factory gasket and are definitely 3 layers of steel.

Felpro Head Gasket PT-2 or PT-3?
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I ended up going with the Felpro with a copper spray coating. I guess we will see how long it lasts.
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