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Lucked out and got one from an ex airline pilot. 2005 OTB 2.5i manual with 165k Km I had to get the timing belt changed and did the plugs and wires myself, recently changed the PCV valve and a rear wheel bearing, that was it. There's a minor head gasket issue that only weeps in the winter but I've had it for a year and a bit and it's still holding up. Runs like a top! I've put 40K km into it and sh's still got much more left. When it comes time to change the head gasket, I'm not sure what route to take, go to a Subaru dealer, or have a good garage do it? Let me know what you think I should do.
 

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When it comes time to change the head gasket, I'm not sure what route to take, go to a Subaru dealer, or have a good garage do it?
If there's a good indie shop that knows Subaru H4 engines well, you might do better going with them over a dealer. Check around locally; other Subie owners will be happy to tell you. Montreal is a big place and I'm sure there are many options; I've been there.

And I'm glad you're going into this with your eyes open. You're correct, it's "when", not "if", on those head gaskets.
 
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