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I want everyone to please fill out a quick log for all to glance through for HG failures.

Subaru Model:
Year:
Engine Size:
Miles:



Thanks.

Brian
 

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2004 Outback Wagon, Mystic Blue Pearl
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 1998
Engine Size: 2.5l
Miles: about 120,000

Also I would recommend this be a NO DISCUSSION thread. Just the facts ma'am, just the facts. That will make it a lot easier to get a feel for the data.
 

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98 OB
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 1998
Engine Size: 2.5l
Miles: about 70,000
 

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1997 outback limited. 295,000 miles and counting
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 1997
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles: 165,000

Car age at failure: 10 years
 

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97 2.5 mt outback 98 forester s
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subaru model: legacy outback
year:1997
engine: 2.5
mileage: 152000

subaru model: forester
year:1998
engine: 2.5
mileage: 136000
 

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1998 Legacy Outback, 2.5, auto, Green
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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 1998
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles: 138000

and it happened on the way home the night I bought it. 5k later and all is still good.
 

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1998 Subaru Outback Ltd Wagon, 5sp
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 1998
Engine Size: 2.5L
Miles: occured at ~140000 according to previous owner's records
 

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2006 2.5i and 2002 3.0 wagons.
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 1996
Engine Size: 2.5
Mileage: 112000*


*Started leaking, hadn't completely blown when the car was totaled at 116k.
 

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(1) 95 2.2L legacy wagon 243,000 miles; about to instal used 107.000m motor due to knocking rod end. On it's 3rd transmission (# 2 & #3 were from wreckers). (2) 99 Legacy outback ltd, recently purcha
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1999 Legacy Outback - EJ25 motor (2.5L, 4 cam).
Head gaskets failed at 130,000 miles.
 

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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 99
Engine Size: EJ25
Miles: ~112000

* nail-biting watch over temp gage on 400 mile return trip from a Tgiving visit with family, but fixed up fine, no issues with the heads
 

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Model: Outback Wagon
Year: 2000
Engine: EJ25 Manual Trans
Miles: 178k

Caught this early, no overheating occurred, it started with a slow external leakage of both oil & coolant on our garage floor. Heads are at the machine shop getting a once over & pressure test as I write this...
 

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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback Wagon
Year: 1997
Engine Size: 2.5L Auto
Miles at Failure: 86,600 and 129,950

Car recently overheated, took it in today to get a coolant flush, and shop discovered the right head gaskets were leaking. Gaskets blew first time with previous owner at 86,600mi and then engine blew 2 months later. New short block installed, and now with me as the owner, they've gone again.
 

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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 2.5L 5spd
Miles at Failure: 112,000ish

Didn't have any over heading issues, just coolant leak/oil(but more coolant then oil) coming from left side head.. at the shop currently..
 

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HG failure log


Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 2.5 L
Miles: 50,000
(Driver's side. Subaru dealer added coolant conditioner which had no effect. Replacement covered under warranty)
90,000
(Both sides leaking even though coolant conditioner had been used since the first failure. Work done by independent shop)
 
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