2000 Subaru GT Sedan

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jim85CJ, May 28, 2004.

  1. Jim85CJ

    Jim85CJ Guest

    Just got my 2kGT back from the shop. Yesterday it overheated.
    Apparently, both my head gaskets are leaking. The dealer said it's
    covered by a recall and the fix is to add something to the coolant.
    This will seal the heads from the inside. This sounds awefully weak to
    me. Has anyone had this done and did it work?
    Jim85CJ, May 28, 2004
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    Jim Lofgren Guest

    I had the identical experience with my dealer here in Kirkland, WA. My 2K
    outback had 58K miles on it at that time. Now it has 60 K...That was 2
    months ago and it actually has stopped leaking. Since I change my own oil,
    Etc., he said for me to keep an eye on it. I think he expected it to need
    gaskets before the 100K recall warrentee expires. Nobody's holding their
    breath on this one....Jim
    Jim Lofgren, May 29, 2004
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    frumpy Guest

    I have a 2000 forester. Mine was bad enough they had to replace the head
    gasket. I had about 59980 miles at the time.

    I had a new neighbor stop by the house last weekend. He was contemplating
    buying a forester. He wanted to know how the repairs had been. By the time
    I went through my list, I guess he wasn't impressed at all. I've had two CO
    censors replaced, three wheel bearings, head gaskets, and somekind of failed
    transmission sensor. Also on my 5th windshield. This is the most expensive
    vehicle for repairs I've owned.

    ----- Original Message -----
    frumpy, May 29, 2004
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    Jim85CJ Guest

    I have a 1997 Legacy L wagon. Replaced alternator within 3000 miles and
    the next repair was 122,000 miles later (it was actually a part that had
    to be cleaned). Now has 130,000 on it and runs great. replacing it with
    a Honda Pilot for the room (whose idea was it to build a SUV on the
    imprezza frame???)

    The 2000 GT Sedan has 77,000 on it and all I've had done is the gasket
    issue and the O2 sensor. Both covered by recalls (your head gasket
    replacement should have been free). I'd buy another Subaru. In fact,
    if the had a "mid sized" SUV I would be driving that instead of the
    Pilot that I get next week.
    Jim85CJ, May 30, 2004
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    Ignignokt Guest

    You've never owned an Audi V8 Quattro...

    - Greg Reed
    Ignignokt, May 30, 2004
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