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My daughter has a 2008 Subaru Forester. It ran hot on her. A mechanic told her she had 2 choices. She could replace the motor or buy another car. This doesn't sound right to me. What are your thoughts?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

It has 160k miles and is a manual transmission.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am not sure yet. It seems to me if the radiator is bad, I could just change it out. If the head gasket is blown, I could replace it and everything should be fine. I am skeptical of what the mechanic told her because he has not done a complete diagnostic.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That is all.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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Hi im kevin i agree with your opinion on this one .first the car needs to be inspected to find the root cause of overheating .then testing of gasket to see if damage has occurred .but all of this can be repaired there is no reason to replace engine

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Subaru Mechanic: Kevin, Auto Mechanic replied 10 months ago

I would get a second opinion on this from a garage prepared to actually look at car

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