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#16 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2016 - 01:50 PM

Man 1500 for a Head Gasket on a Toyota truck sounds like a lot! I had a Subaru and it was 1500 to do the HG's on it. They have to pull the engine to change them out and of course it's a common problem in older 2.5l Subarus. Big money for the places doing the work. 

Problem with all Subarus, overheat them and it's head gasket time, cast iron block and aluminum heads.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:19 AM

Problem with all Subarus, overheat them and it's head gasket time, cast iron block and aluminum heads.

Also, design issues and poor QC caused certain engines to have the issue without ever being over heated. It's the weakness in an otherwise well designed AWD vehicle from my experience. There have also been issues with piston slap and oil consumption in the 2.5L The new 2.0 seems to be working well so far.


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Posted January 03, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Subaru either you love them or hate them.

All you can do with parts is hope for the best. I've had good luck with autozone parts and advanced. But honestly I don't buy much these days. Last big part I bought was a water pump for my ram

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Posted January 03, 2016 - 03:29 PM

I didn't have to pay for This part!  Toyota did. Hencho en mexico.

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Posted January 03, 2016 - 05:31 PM

They bold up better than the frames made by Dana corp.

What year is your Tacoma?

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Posted January 03, 2016 - 10:49 PM

Also, design issues and poor QC caused certain engines to have the issue without ever being over heated. It's the weakness in an otherwise well designed AWD vehicle from my experience. There have also been issues with piston slap and oil consumption in the 2.5L The new 2.0 seems to be working well so far.

We had a '96 with the 2.5, and it used oil pretty bad, we also had a '90 with the 2.2 and that was one of the best cars we have had, currently have a '97 Imprezza with the 2.2 and it runs good but the rust is getting to it, the only complaint with this one is that it breaks a certain mounting bolt on the alternator once and a while.



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Posted January 04, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The sad fact is, in this day and age if you buy anything other than OEM your taking a big chance. You might save a few bucks at Mr. Auto Parts but the odds are it won't be long and your going to be doing the job again. 


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 12:17 PM

$1500 for head gaskets ?? Chump change, try$8000 for head gaskets on a SRX Caddi
with North star 4.8.......
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