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Unread 21st May 2014, 11:13 PM
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Its unlikely to suddenly start dumping oil. Just keep watching as you are & if it suddenly starts going through a lot more that would be the time to get it fixed
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Its unlikely to suddenly start dumping oil. Just keep watching as you are & if it suddenly starts going through a lot more that would be the time to get it fixed
Sure will keep my eyes on it. Cheers NachaLuva
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Holy thread revival!!!

But just to complete the tread if anyone ever bothers to look

So after 5 yeas and 70000k+ the car has started to drip coolant from the headgasket. It would loose about 1l of coolant every 5000kl.

So off with its head (s)!! - Given the reliability of the failure of the genuine head gasket does any one have a suggestions for head gasket



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$200 for a set of head gaskets from veales
May be a clue?
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Thanks for the update, Dave.

We will do SWMBO's gaskets on the SH at the 125K service in about 15K. Both are weeping a bit.

My SG is weeping slightly from one head. Watching brief only.
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My SG is drinking coolant and seeping oil. I'm waiting on Alldrive MLS head gaskets to arrive which should fix the problem.
https://www.alldrivesubaroo.com.au/e...u-head-gasket/

6 Star also do reputable MLS head gaskets but are in USA.

Basically anything multi layer steel is better then the oem graphite ones.
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So latest update. New headgaskets

New felpro head gasket kit from rock auto (MLS gasket)
Machined heads
New radiator hoses (and screw clamps the old springs ones didn't work with the new hoses)
New timing belt and cogged pulley that was just a bit loose for me. (existing timing gear only has about 50000km on it and the km I am doing these days it will take me about 8 years to get up to the 125km service interval so only did the bit I was concerned about)

and we are back together (actually 2000km ago).

You can do this job by lowering the heads out the bottom and not removing the intake manifold from the car.
The gaskets look like they will go on either way - they don't. If you put on on reversed the oil feed channel is exposed and you piss all the oil out of the motor in about 30 seconds
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