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Buying a used XT?

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I am going to look at a used 2004 XT and just want your input
on what to look out for other than the usual service history, underside
damage from off roading etc...

The Forester I am looking at is on 114,000 miles with a supposed
new clutch fitted recently.

All replies greatly appreciated. I am also taking a experienced Subaru mechanic
with me but all useful info means forewarned forearmed.
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The head gaskets are not as much of an issue as in the XT as they are in the normally aspirated engines. Is the XT you are looking at a 2.0 or a 2.5 liter? The 2.5 liter turbo engines have a few very serious bottom end issues if the car has been modified or run very hard. The pistons are known to crack under hard stress and cause severe oil consumption. A thorough leakdown test should be done.
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