Subaru Head Gasket Failures Explained

I have seen more than my fair share of head gasket diagnosis from repairing Subarus. I’ve done so many, I can pretty much do it in my sleep and without pulling the motor from car. Diagnosing a head gasket issue is easy, but some may not understand how or why it happened. Many Subie Newbies do not understand the unique nature of the boxer engine, so its natural for them to retort with a comment like “But the car has never been overheated” or “I shut it off as soon as I saw the gauge go above half, are you sure it’s a head gasket?”.
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Teaching an old dog, new tricks!

Reverse sensors, backup cameras, auto dimming mirrors, blind spot warning system, keyless start, heated seats, remote start, Bluetooth phone and audio, steering wheel audio controls, and navigation. What do all these systems have in common? These features, and plenty more, are most commonly found standard in cars made in the last 5 years. In my last post, I talked about driving a 20 year old Outback after driving a car I bought brand new from the dealer in 2012. Continue reading “Teaching an old dog, new tricks!”

How I bought and daily drive a 20 year old car.

Starting the new video series, Profit Cars, has given way to many thoughts about car buying. In the US alone, there are over 40 million cars used cars sold per year and a great majority of those sales are from private parties. The average length American’s hold onto their car got longer too, about 11.6 years as of last year. This is due to the fact that cars are Keep Reading…