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Coolant usage in 2003 Forester

sennatsennat Posts: 4
edited March 2017 in Subaru
2003 Forester XS, 120K miles, head gasket replaced at 60K. I suspect the head gasket is again failing. Symptom is that it uses about a pint of coolant every 500 miles. I don't see it leaking, I think it's being combusted.

I replaced the coolant recently with Subaru Super Coolant, and added a bottle of the Subaru leak stop. I'd like to keep this car going until the Forester redesign in a year or two - say, 20K more miles. The question is, can I keep just topping up the coolant, or is this a doomed strategy and I need to pony up the $2k+ for another gasket? Can I add another bottle of leak stop?

Thanks
Sennat

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