1998 SUBARU OUTBACK BLOWN HEAD GASKET

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  • AdrianeKC
  • 1998 Subaru Outback

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Subaru Outback All Wheel Drive 70+ K miles

Car not that old, is it likely due to engine misfire or engine overheating and is this a sign of a problem car that not worth repairing or a typical problem? Also, do the head bolts need replaced with gasket or can you reuse preexisting bolts if in good shape?

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Monday, April 7th, 2008 AT 10:04 PM

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Replace the head bolts and you have to make sure that there is not a mark on the head surface, as Subaru use a metal gasket and small scratch or make may cause the same problem. Use the Subaru coolant and replace the thermostat and have the radiator flow tested.

Mark (mhpautos)

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