Replacing head gasket ???s

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  1. MonkeyGein
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    hey guys,
    I have a 97 legacy outback. Seems the HG been leaking. Just oil leaking out, no coolant in the cylinders or cross pollination.
    What kind of trouble am I in here lol?
     
  2. KevinK121
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    How many miles and what engine does it have?
     
  3. bobby
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    If it's orig it's a 2.5 dohc. Could be cam seals/ crank seal/oil pump seal or valve covers running over. Possibly rear baffle plate or oil sender under alternator?
     
  4. KevinK121
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    Could be the 2.2 as well if its either a sport or a 5 speed manual in general. I forget the stipulation.


    If it's a 2.5 I would assume the headgasket is toast or at least is getting there.
    YET! I think I remember reading these are the early stages?

    If it's the 2.2 with a lot of miles and it hasnt been well taken care of or had the regular maint performed it could be a multitude of things.

    I can't claim to know as I haven't gone through it personally. I just read a lot on the 2.5 vs 2.2 engines and related head gasket issues. This is why I was searching very hard for a decent late 90's outback sport 5spdm
     
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    any pictures or description of where the oil is coming from? Like said above, it could be as simple as a cam seal, oil pan, or valve cover gasket.
     
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    Big Trouble.
     

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