02 2.5 RS head gasket repair

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  1. TimmyG
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    I took my 2.5 RS to the Subaru service center to get a coolant flush and they recommended I not do it because I have oil in the coolant. I am not experiencing any overheating at this point, but am not sure how long the leaking has been going on. In the past that I have seen MN Subaru members that do head gasket repair on the side for a great price. I am wondering who does it for the best price and where they are located?
    It is a 2002 2.5 RS with 120,000 miles
    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
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    Flatline Performance... PM them or you can PM me.
     
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    Blown head gaskets internally on SOHCs is very rare. Look in your overflow, see if its oily/milky.
     
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    The overflow is definitely oily. I am not experiencing any overheating though.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Who else does the repair cheaper than $1000?
     
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    PM driftin240, he works on subarus for a living.
     
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    ^^ This. He did the head gaskets on my wife's Outback (through the dealer he works at - I don't think he would personally take my Subaru bucks) and I will vouch for the quality of his work.
     
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    Thanks guys