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2010 head gasket - OEM or aftermarket?

Hi fellow owners - I have a 2010 non turbo with 90k, drivers side head gasket showing some oil leakage. Iím going to do head gaskets timing belt etc since itís close to that time. Question is should I go with OEM gaskets or is there a better alternative in the aftermarket seeing as these have been an issue. Thanks in advance !

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https://allwheeldriveauto.com/subaru...gasket-repair/
Good information here.

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The head gaskets can seep oil for a long time before "going bad". It's kind of a Subaru thing, lol. At least with the EJ25.

If it's not dripping, I wouldn't bother yet. It's when they leak oil noticably or start to leak coolant at all, that's when they need to be done.
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I'm getting my head gaskets replaced because it's leaking excessive oil. It's an 07 with 99,800 miles.

Are there any aftermarket gaskets that are better?

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Hi fellow owners - I have a 2010 non turbo with 90k, drivers side head gasket showing some oil leakage. Iím going to do head gaskets timing belt etc since itís close to that time. Question is should I go with OEM gaskets or is there a better alternative in the aftermarket seeing as these have been an issue. Thanks in advance !
I am new to Subarus, but have had extensive experience with Genuine Factory /OEM , OEM/OE, and NOS Aftermarket head gaskets for VW's.

I found this video interesting and as straight forward as any other. I even investigated the source of the head gasket he prefers.

This discussion of head gaskets is a little more than two minutes into the video.


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