Head Gasket on Subaru 2002


#1

I am about to buy a used 2002 Subaru Legacy with 65000 miles. I have heard that 2002 Subaru can have bad head gaskets… is there a way to check the head gasket before I buy the car?


#2

I can only tell you to check for water in the oil on the dipstick. If there is water (coolant) in the oil, it will look kind of creamy color.


#3

Thanks for the suggestion. Would a mechanic be able to check further regarding the durability of the head gaskets?


#4

The good news on the car is that its under an 8 year/100,000 mile warranty for head gasket failure if Subaru coolant conditioner is used. Pay a Subaru specialist for a check before purchase.