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Hi, hope you can help! I own a Subaru Legacy 250T 95. Yesterday my girlfreind was driving and didnt spot the temprature gauge climbing. The car eventually siezed/nipped up, and she was forced to stop. It appears that the water pump sprung a leak and the coolant drained from the sytem causing the temprature to rise. Have just consulted a mechanic and he reckons the nipping up would have caused major damage to the soft alloy heads, and recommend i get a new/reconditioned engine. It runs fine, to the garage and back, now. Sounds and runs as before. Although not holding water. My question is; has anyone had this problem before and got away with minor internal damage or is the engine dead? Is it worth fixing the waterpump? Or am i going to find that in one month time the engine is using heaps of oil and is effectivly damaged, wasting the cash to fix the waterpump? I like the car and dont want to just throw it away. Any help very much appreciated. Mat Weir

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Keep the car and repair the water pump! If it is running fine now it will continue to do so for years to come....Subaru's are like that--they almost heal themselves.....

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