Headgasket on a Subaru Forester

I have a 2003 Forester with 93,000 miles. Recently it started to leak coolant. The dealer noted that the headgasket showed coolant leaking on one side. The recommendation was to rebuild the engine

My second opinion contact checked the notices and recommendations on the car. He found that oversize Cylander Head Studs were recommend. Do you know if there were any defect notices of this problem? I am thinking that my Headgasket leak is a result of the smaller Cylander Head Studs streatching. Have you heard of this problem?

A head gasket leak does NOT require an engine rebuild. If a head gasket is leaking, you need a new head gasket. In most cases, that’s all.

You can check the NHTSA website for recall notices, if there are any.