I have a 2000 Subaru Outback Legacy wagon with 244,000 very hard miles on it.

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Asked by May 14, 2015 at 08:44 PM about the 2000 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Subaru Outback Legacy wagon with 244,000 very hard mile on the clock. I have replaced the transmission (the original leaked fluid and slipped badly), replaced the head gaskets (2nd time), new water pump, new timing belt, new plugs and wires, new fuel pump, new oil pump, new radiator, new boots and axles, new radiator, added an additional cooling fan (there are now 3 of them), replaced every sensor under the hood and a couple on the underside, new original Subaru radiator cap, and new injectors. I believe that is the full list, but I may have omitted an item or 2.
So, after about 3 grand in parts and labor, I have a Subaru that is very hard to start (acts like it is flooded even thought it has just been sitting and no gas pedal was applied before turning the ignition), overheats after driving less than a 5th of a mile, and pours copious amounts of white smoke from the exhaust when it is driven. It seems to have excellent power when driven, so I'm guessing my compression is good. I have no idea of what to look for or if there is anything I have overlooked.  HELP!!!

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White smoke and overheating is usually head gasket related, but could be a warped or cracked head.

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