Hello everyone, Are you still out there? Cigroller, Honda Blackbird, OK4450, anybody?? I feel like the guy that hasn’t been to the doctor for a while, and is wonderin’ if the doc is still practicing…
I got a 98 Subaru Forester L, 2.5, manual trans, 120k miles with a blown headgasket - imagine that? I’ve decided I’m going to fix it myself this summer. I’m quite capable and I’m enlisting my nephew, although he doesn’t know it yet. Got a few questions for the experts:
- Do you think I’m crazy?
- Is there a difference between a $150 gasket set and a $250 one - other than the obvious?
- It appears only one side is blown, does that mean I might not need to machine the other head?
- Head machining - I’ve seen these u-tube videos of guys using a hand stone and mineral spirits- is that for real?? If not, can you give me any ballpark on what I should pay a machine shop? I mean, I’m gonna go checking around, but I don’t even have a clue.
Thanks for any and all help.