I have a Subaru Legacy Outback 1997, 234000km with 2.5L engine. The motor has only 170 000 km as it was replaced by Subaru Canada 3 months after I bought the car (used at 52 000 km).
Recently, I noticed overheat temp on the dashboard around 3 times within 1 month. I am adding collant liquide and oil regularely at a point where I am getting nervous of burning down the engine.
I had the car checked at a garage. They did not noticed any apparent leakage. A light white smoke is getting out the exhaust. And when the radiator lib is open to be filled, I notice brownish color in the collant liquide upon activating gaz trottle.
The diagnosis had been engine head gaskets leaks. Recommended to have them redone for around 1500$ can.
However, I have had 2 different opinion.
1) don't have them redone. Change for a used engine completely instead as the rest of the engine would not stand the higher compression rate and something else would break. Cost of new engine. Between 1000 - 2000$ used at 120 000 km.
2) Have gasket redone. Change engine only if heads are cracked.
Can you hlep me clarify what I should do with this issue?
NOTE: The car body, transmission, oberall is in excellent shape.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 AT 4:03 PM