Multi-layered head gaskets on Subaru vehicles?

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Asked by Mar 22, 2016 at 01:50 AM about the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: General

What year did this really start for the Subaru Outback?

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83,955

What, are you testing people now? lol. You of all people should know.

8,100

It depends.

83,955

Well he's gonna want to know...

8,100

Yeah, now that he's blowing $700+ on struts he doesn't need he might as well get the new 6-ply head gaskets the Ukrainians are using!

7,735

Where's the "best of cargurus" button?

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27,855

Interesting answers, I called Subaru of America and gave them my VIN number. Turns out, my 2010 Subaru Outback has the newly designed multi layered head gaskets. Some of these answers above are too vague or people just didn't want to call and look into it? Sometimes, you just have to go to the source to find out what's really going on.

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8,100

...or just look at the top ede of either gasket: the three-ply looks different from the older one.

27,855

If you are able to see that clearly..... My advice, call Subaru of America at (800) 782-2783, provide them your VIN number. They emailed me the information about my car. I would say that most if not all 2010 Subaru vehicles have the new design. One other source told me that aside from an overheating situation, there's been almost no problems with the new head gaskets since 2010.

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27,855

The head gaskets failed on some cars only after the person continued to drive the car due to some cooling system failure and overheated the engine causing damage to the head gaskets and heads from an accident.

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27,855

The cooling system on the Subaru cars is pretty robust.

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27,855

And, NO, I'm not planning on getting new struts on my Outback anytime soon. I don't know where you got that idea. I only inquired about this as a prospective issue. Again, I don't replace parts that are unnecessary.

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8,100

Yes, the assumption is that you are NOT blind.

7,735

Mark I thought you just bought new struts.. you already replacing them again? I don't replace unnecessary parts either, insta-delete!!

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