2.5l ej253 head studs vs head bolts

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by bigbull15, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. bigbull15


    Dec 27, 2020
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    Olive Branch, MS 38654
    I've got a 2007 Outback 2.5l (~130k) that I've noticed the a fair amount of oil leaking from the bottom of the block at the head gasket seem. So I'm going to pull the engine, surface the heads and reassemble with a full gasket kit. As I'm sure many already know, the original head bolts should not be reused, so; My question is, does anyone have any input as to the idea of using head studs instead of the OE head bolts? Is it possible that head studs may increase the useful life of the head gaskets?
    bigbull15, Dec 27, 2020
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