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Back in Ohio they said that Congress was half way between Blue Ball and Climax.  I never checked the map.

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On ‎3‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 4:14 PM, Marc Ret said:


At least you don't have towns with names like Intercourse, Blue Ball and Bird-In-Hand...

Continue to derail.........


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Beacher (Always need to stop for jerky at Beacher Meat's)

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On 3/8/2019 at 4:57 PM, steveziv said:

Is there a cut off year for head gasket issues?

in my sad experience it happens before 150k. still i'd wonder why anyone changing water pump wouldn't do the head gasket. Such a common combination that both can be fixed at a competant shop around here for $1200.


My mechanic advised me to walk away from a Forester with 206k miles (that needed head gasket and water pump at 140K). It had an engine warning light that was caused by a vacuum leak he said would be $ to find.


So to address the original question I think expecting another 40000 miles would be on the edge.

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wITH THAT # OF MILES you can figure on needing the af & o2 sensors (pre cat & post cat.) soon.

Check engine lite - emission issues.

Just went thru that on our OutBack at 153 Kmiles. Sensors were $300.00.

2010 OutBack

Replaced myself & reset computer & good to go. Dealer wanted $650.00 for parts & labor for the job.

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