Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Vaudreuil-Dorion QC
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: Forester
Your engine is the phase I DOHC. The thrust bearing is in the center of the block instead of being in the rear like the SOHC phase II engines. They tend to get piston slap and have the headgasket problems and overheat.
If ever you need a hand with anything, let me know. I am in Vaudreuil just off the Western part of Montreal.
2001 L 5 spd, Borla header, custom exhaust.