Question about 1998 Subaru Forester
I am sorry to tell you this but sure sounds like a head gasket getting weak. By year a model I am figuring you have a EJ-25 2.5 boxer motor. Not easy to really do plug test but are your plugs coming out with moisture on them? Check oil for water also. You did not mention mileage on car. If you have access to a compression tester that would be what I would test. I hope this leads you in the right direction. Sounds like you are mechanically inclined, If So, it is not a very large job to replace head gaskets. Takes more paitence than time. Subaru is the greatest company for working on your self. Prices of parts are also very easy to swallow. Good luck and have a good day.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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