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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
1998 Subaru Outback engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

May 072002

(reported on)

Outback

  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The problem was first noticed when we started smelling burning oil and seeing smoke.

At first the verdict was a blown gasket, which fouled the clutch; both were replaced under warranty. The alternator was replaced because of a recall at the same time.

The problem persisted however and the engine began to overheat. Upon closer inspection the dealership determined that the block had cracked and replaced it.

- , Burlington, VT, USA

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