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00 2.5 Outback , 1987 BMW 325ic , 1986 BMW 325e
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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 2.5 SOHC
Miles: 199k
External leak on driver side and has been for the last 15k miles . Performed no repairs just maintaining coolant level. Tomorrow will adding the magical (Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner)
 

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2006 Subaru SUS
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Subaru Model:Outback
Year:1997
Engine Size:2.5 litre
Miles:197,xxx
Over heating and leaking coolant into cylinders.
 

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00 2.5 Outback , 1987 BMW 325ic , 1986 BMW 325e
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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 2000
Engine Size: 2.5 SOHC
Miles: 199k
External leak on driver side and has been for the last 15k miles . Performed no repairs just maintaining coolant level. Tomorrow will adding the magical (Genuine Subaru Cooling System Conditioner)
Passed on the Subaru Conditioner as its a preventative not a fix.
Added a small bottle of K-Seal today and leak has stopped within the first 20 miles . At 30 miles and still holding . Now to peddle this puppy off.
 

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1998 Legacy Outback 2.5L, 182kmi
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Model: Outback
Year: 1998
Size: 2.5L
Mileage: 142k
First Symptom: slow to get to temperature (thus, low coolant.)
Age of vehicle at repair: 12.5 years
 

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1999 AND 1998 Outbacks, 1985 CJ7
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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 1998
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles: 266k
The exhaust gasket was nearly corroded in twain.
I likely caused the head gasket failure, as I raced a Celica GT on a off-ramp.
Symptoms: Temp gauge showing high temps, and oil in radiator overflow. Head gaskets looked original. This car was used as a highway vehicle by a local business.
 

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99 Outback Limited, KN Filter, tow hitch, black tint, Hella 500s, DIY clear corners
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Subaru Model: outback limited
Year: 1999
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles: 165,000
 

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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles: Detected at 102500, looks like it had been leaking for awhile. Haven't done my own oil change in some time and no one said anything :mad:. Caught it after checking on a heat shield rattle.
 

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97 OB wgn
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Subaru Model: Legacy Outback
Year: 97
Engine Size: 2.5
Miles:121,000; 180,000 (1st repl. done by rural mechanic(Dogpatch, PA, w/ huge german shepard) driving locally only now. Bought an 05 OB recently; told by 2 service mgrs & 1 REAL Sub mech that hg probls were minimal from 05 on.
 

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'09 Tribeca (replaced '00 Outback), '08 CX-7
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Subaru Model: Outback Wagon Limited
Year: 2000
Engine: 2.5L
Miles: 130,000 (approx.)

Dealer shop did repair...head gaskets, timing belt & u-joints for about $2,500.00.
155,000 + miles on it now but I always have an eye on that temp gauge.
 

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2007 Outback 2.5i MT
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Subaru Model: Outback 2.5i MT
Year: 2007
Engine Size: 2.5L
Miles: 44,300

Dealer noticed after having cooling system that was becoming over-pressurized on long drives. Leak was occuring on the head gasket for cylinders #1 and #4. Replaced under powertrain warranty.
 

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Outback 2001, 2.5 l, nice car but broken engine!
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Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 2.5 SOHC
Miles: 123.300

(Same car, first time it lost the oil into cooling water and damaged a rod bearing which resulted in installing a 2.5 SOHC from a Outback 2000, with 56.000 miles on it)

Subaru Model: Outback
Year: 2001
Engine Size: 2.5 SOHC
Miles: 58.500
 

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Head gaskets

2000 Subaru Outback
2.5 engine
head gaskets replaced 182,600 miles April 2009
head gaskets replaced 183,000 miles June 2009
June 2010 184,200 miles overheating again
Total cost so far $4,600
 
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