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  1. Is it a bad idea to add Lucas Engine Oil Stop Leak?

    Oil, Oil Filters, and Fuel Discussion
    I have a minor(ish) head gasket leak on my ‘06 Outback. I probably add 1.0 qt every 2-3 weeks. I drive 300+ miles a week. Is stop leak a bad idea? I’ve heard it can gunk up everything, not only the leaks. I am leaning toward just dealing with adding oil for a bit longer until the time comes to...
  2. Valve Positions of each cylinder when cyl 1 is firing?? help! 2010 Outback 2.5i sohc

    Problems & Maintenance
    Hi all, I had a HG failure and got quoted $3000 to replace them (including timing belt and pump). Bravely (stupidly) I decided to have a bash at it myself. I have the manual, which I mostly followed, but also got guidance from youtube -mrsubaru1387 (for the engine removal) and speed academy...
  3. 2011 Outback 2.5L overheating problem - head gasket or ECM issue?

    Problems & Maintenance
    I have a 2011 Outback 2.5L with 240,000 miles, original owner, and no real problems to date other than a replacement of the CVT transmission 3 years ago (dealer covered it at 100%). About a month ago, I started occasionally hearing a little gurgling behind the dash board, which I have read is...
  4. 05 2.5 XT with Possible Head Gasket Issues

    Head Gasket Issues
    I had my 05 Outback in an independent Subie shop to replace a broken wheel stud and also check out an occasional rough idle. It would sometimes miss on acceleration, especially when cold. They put their diagnostic machine on it, and said that I have a head gasket leak and low compression on...
  5. 2001 OB 97k miles: what to do?

    Head Gasket Issues
    Hi y’all, as the title says; I have a 2001 OB w 97,500 miles. The HG is pretty far gone. The coolant is mixing. No temp issues yet and no white smoke. The car is clean as ****. I just bought it for $2700. I screwed up, didn’t do my homework and bought a lemon. There is a shop here in New Haven...
  6. 2010 Subaru outback head gasket? N

    Head Gasket Issues
    Hello! I am new to owning a used 2010 Subaru outback. I got the car in Sept 2019. I'm am not at all car knowledgeable. An older couple owned it before and I bought the car at 72,500 miles. Around 85,000 miles I started having an overheating issue but it didnt overheat everytime I drove it. I...
  7. Missing engine coolant SOLVED

    Gen 5: 2015-2019
    For the last couple years, I've added about a pint of engine coolant, usually in the fall, to bring the level back up in the reservoir. Very occasionally in the summer I've caught a slight smell of coolant around the car too. Never while driving, only after it was parked. Early this year I...
  8. Overheating on Idle

    Head Gasket Issues
    Hello friends. Bear with me on this if you have a minute. I need some advice. I wanted to pick some brains regarding a strange string of events going on with my 07. I bought it used a few months ago, one owner with a decent service history and 106k miles. It has been a gem so far, and I had...
  9. 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Engine Replacement

    Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Any help here would be greatly appreciated. 2 years ago I got a 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i. It's the wagon, and I love the car. However, recently, the car overheated and had to be flat-bed towed to my local mechanic. As so prevalent with this model year of car, the head gaskets were shot and...
  10. Will ez30d head gasket kit fit on ez30

    Head Gasket Issues
    Hi, My head gaskets are in need of a refresh and I was wondering if a gasket kit from ebay for a ez30d would fit on the ez30. I know that the exhaust are different but what about the heads.