Subaru 2.5 liter engine has a problem with head gaskets. If you have not had your head gaskets replaced, that is the first thing I would suspect.
I recently had the same problem, the local Jaguar dealer, repaired Valve cover gaskets replaced. Oil leaked into the cylinders had to replace coils, plug, gasket, and few others parts. Over $2500 repair
YES. The intake gaskets have NOTHING to do with the head gaskets. It is a very common problem that the intake gaskets blow. It is not common for the head gaskets to leak unless the engine was over heated, and I mean HOT.
it could be a blown head or bottom end gasket- i had the same thing happen on a snowmobile i replaced the gaskets and it cured the problem
Were the rings replaced at the time the head gasket was replaced? Common problem when replacing the head gasket is not fixing other engine problems which usually go hand in hand with head gasket problems.
Cadillacs are notorious for blowing head gaskets. You may want to look into that.
He sure does! But who wouldn't, after getting replaced in Blink by Travis?
You will need to replace the intake gaskets to fix your problem. The HEAD GASKETS will not be your problem.
I had the same problem with my olds, when I took it to the mechanic, he replaced my o-rings and gaskets and cleaned the base, and it fixed the problem, it only cost like 150$ from my mechanic so it might be your best bet to have someone look at it...
If you are getting a Lean code then it is probably being caused by the intake plennum gaskets. This is a common problem on the Windstar. The fix is relatively easy.
i take it its a 3.1, i did this job a couple months ago, the reason for over heating, did you flush the old gunk out of coolant system, when you were done replacing gaskets. what i did was flush out system, and replaced thermostat while doing intake gaskets. no problem so far!!! as for the roughness it could be anything. but the number 1 problem is a vaccum leak, or fuel injectors are leaking into cylinder making it over rich mixture.
From 1996 to late 1999 There was a problem with the intake gasket design on the Vortec engines. They have sents redesigned the gasket and now it does not leak as often. Intake Gaskets leaking is a common problem. Now the only time you have a problem with the heads is when the engine is over heated, and I mean HOT. Then the heads warp and the head gaskets leak or blow. Chevy just don't have problems with the heads on the V6 and V8 engines.
Yes. The original equipment intake manifold gaskets were of poor design and were prone to coolant leaks. Redesigned gaskets are available today.
Try getting the PCV pipe replaced. Mine had a problem with it conking-out at stops and on turns and that turned-out to be the problem. It could also be a vacuum leak.
Possible plugged pcv system causing excessive pressure. It may just be failing gaskets or seals. 95+ cavaliers are infamous for leaking head gaskets. Its a common problem with the original. I had to replace mine with only 18000 miles on my 2001. Take it to the dealer and have it replaced if you have an extended warranty....
No reason to if the intake gasket is the only problem you have. If engine was running smooth and was not overheated then there is no reason to fool with the HEAD gaskets
It could be either a bad water pump or a clogged hose or a bad heater core or it could be a clogged or bad radiator.
It will solve the problem. The 3.4 is notorious for poor head gaskets. You can replace the gaskets on the engine without replacing the engine, and that will solve the problem for quite a while. It will be much less costly than an engine replacement.
replace intake manifold gaskets, if gaskets have been replaced and intake has been clean oil and plugs have been changed then your problem most likely would be the timing.timing the distibutor on a vortex engine sometimes can be tricky.
Replacing the gaskets is a simple process. Getting to the one on the drivers side is the problem. I have not been able to find anything on the internet expaining the process.
Yes it can leak water through the intake gasket into the runners in the head and smoke white, But the water ports and intake runners are a long way from each other because of the design. SO I would say that you have a cracked head are bad head gasket that is making it smoke. Did you get the engine hot are over heat it ? If so then you have a head gasket or head problem not an intake problem.
you might have put the clutch in backward........
Is more water comming out your tub spout? if so change spout
Is it getting spark?