1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Coupe
Hello! I've recently bought a 2001 2.5 RS. I was told by the old owner that the catalytic converter gets red hot after half an hour of driving. The car will then stall. I thought that meant it had a plugged cat, so I bought it and took the cat out... It has already been gutted... On the underside of the engine a TON of oil as accumulated, I was removing dried clumps of it yesterday. It seems to be coming from the bottom of both sides of the engine. When started, the car runs but burns a ton of oil. It can be smelled immediately and the exhaust is blue. A knowledgeable friend, who doesn't know much about Subaru's says I have a bad tune and it's just dumping gas/oil into the exhaust. I have yet to run the car for more than 15 min and it is not registered for driving on the road. Should I go get a new tune? Or is it possible I have a bad head gasket? I'm new to Subaru's/cars in general so any help is appreciated!