Oil leak questions

5

Asked by Jan 31, 2017 at 09:20 PM about the 1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr Outback Limited AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Do you charge for questions?
Tammy

4 Answers

80,395

As TrannyMan said, it's free so we're all ears. Ask away. -Jim

66,715

There is no charge for questions and there is no guarantee that the answers are correct either.

1 people found this helpful.
116,045

Cost for questions? Just a charge for answers. ;)

8,780

Some of us even answer anticipatorily (which isn't even a word!). 1996-1999 first-get DOHC 2.5i OBs are generally not on the road any longer as their complex head designs easily result in fracturing their head gaskets INTERNALLY, resulting in violent" percolation" of exhaust gases into the cooling system. Unlike the newer (2000+ SOHC), simpler motors, this earlier design does NOT take a gasket repair successfully longterm, as overheating reduces internal block parts' strengths, resulting in common devastating rod failure. So if you're asking about overheating, don't spend $$ chasing t-stats (they're never bad if OEM), radiators (unless truly clogged), nor water pumps (unless their pulleys fall off) until a careful percolation test is performed. Note that this condition IS terminal; eventually running-time to boilover shortens to as short as 5 minutes from cold start. If you have a more mundane question fire away.... Best, Ern TSG

Your Answer:

Legacy

Looking for a Used Legacy in your area?

CarGurus has 441 nationwide Legacy listings starting at $2,895.

Postal Code:

Subaru Legacy Experts

  • #1
    Anthony_60
    Reputation
    1,350
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    940
  • #3
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Impreza
26 Great Deals out of 916 listings starting at $3,400
Used Subaru Forester
19 Great Deals out of 881 listings starting at $1,510
Used Honda Accord
30 Great Deals out of 1,640 listings starting at $2,671
Used Toyota Camry
35 Great Deals out of 2,152 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic
118 Great Deals out of 4,994 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda CR-V
95 Great Deals out of 4,167 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima
47 Great Deals out of 1,232 listings starting at $2,800
Used BMW 3 Series
89 Great Deals out of 2,061 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Legacy For Sale
61 listings starting at $26,465
2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 72 listings starting at $19,900
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
32 listings starting at $13,495
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 108 listings starting at $12,995
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $10,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.