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Hello SF.org!
My name is Mike, I’m from South, FL and I’m a very happy camper as I’ve recently acquired my new to me Aspen White ‘01 Forester. I’ve been a member for a while but didn’t have a Subaru yet; however, I’ve always liked these cars and stayed active learning in the forums. My Forester has a few faults(affected by its achiles hill of course): a leaking head gasket which causes it to overheat and a few other minor things like tranny oil pan leak and low grinding noise from the rear. I’m planning to completely overhaul its engine and fix it up little by little as I keep learning about my car from so many great people here. So there it is, just wanted hi to you all!
 

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Welcome new subaru owner! I just went through headgaskets last week, it sucks but feels good when you have a running subaru again!
I can imagine, it's quite a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. Harbor Freight had some fantastic specials this month which I couldn't pass up, already got the engine lift, stand and work bench and a few tools. Can't wait to start working on my car.
 

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I can imagine, it's quite a lot of work, but well worth it in the end. Harbor Freight had some fantastic specials this month which I couldn't pass up, already got the engine lift, stand and work bench and a few tools. Can't wait to start working on my car.
Just to note on the harbor freight engine lift, if you didn't get the bigger one they sell it may be worth it for more versatility, it lifts more with a longer reach to help in more situations!
 

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@tlheinz I bought the 1ton one(2000lbs, really long legs and crabe arm), looks really sturdy too, for $135 I couldn’t pass it up, even if I have to take it apart to put it away later on. I’m going to keet it, maybe someone else could use it later on. Not sure how much these engines weight, maybe 500-600lbs the most. Anyways, yeah I think it’ll takle the job just fine.
 
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