IndySubaruGuy Posted October 11, 2017 Share Posted October 11, 2017 Howdy! Purchased a 2003 Legacy L 2.5 auto for my son a few months ago and love the car!! Drives incredible and we are excited for it to snow (yeah I know...) Unfortunately the engine has some problems. We are losing coolant, I believe through the head gasket(s). Additionally getting a little oil into the cooling system. No coolant going into the oil though thankfully. Engine also has a minor knocking, sometimes more noticeable than other times, but never fully goes away, possibly piston slap? The car has about 120K. Because of the knocking, I'm not sure I want to dive into a head gasket replacement and I definitely don't want to get into a rebuild. I am looking for your opinion of the JDM engines from Japan. There are the EJ20's for around $700 or the EJ25's for a little more. Is this a good way to go for a low mileage engine? If I go this route, would you recommend installing new style head gaskets and a timing belt kit before I install it? Appreciate your feedback!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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