How much does it cost to replace a head gasket on a Subaru Outback?
This does depend on the year and engine type of your Subaru. The average base head gasket job for a 2.5-liter engine is $1,500 to $1,800 that’s including Parts & Labor. Adding additional items such as Timing Belt & Components, Water Pump, Spark Plugs & Oil Seals, etc runs in the range of $2,200 to $2700.
How long does it take to replace a head gasket on a Subaru Outback?
In most cases, a Subaru head gasket replacement takes two full days. This gives us time to repair, road test and recheck the vehicle. Every so often we run into a parts problem and the repair could take longer. Ask your advisor about our loaner car program if you need a car while yours is being fixed.
How much does it cost to fix a head gasket on a Subaru?
The average price of a head gasket replacement starts around $1200 and can increase to $3000+ depending on any other damage and other work required.
How do I know if my Subaru head gasket is bad?
7 Possible Signs of a Bad Head Gasket
- Milky Engine Oil.
- Overheating Engine.
- Bubbles in the Radiator.
- White Exhaust Smoke.
- Blue Exhaust Smoke.
- Cylinder Misfire.
- Low Coolant. If the coolant in your vehicle is lower than it should be, a head gasket may be the culprit.
Is it worth replacing a head gasket on a Subaru?
Since replacing these parts often requires engine removal and disassembly, replacing these parts at the same time as the head gaskets is good value since 90% of the labor has already been done.
How do you know if head gasket is blown?
Bad head gasket symptoms
- White smoke coming from the tailpipe.
- BUBBLING IN THE RADIATOR AND COOLANT RESERVOIR.
- unexplained coolant loss with no leaks.
- Milky white coloration in the oil.
- Engine overheating.
When to replace head gasket on 2002 Subaru Outback?
2002 outback 2,5l. head gaskets were replaced just last year. Were damaged when wife was driving and hairline crack formed on top. Not large enough for immediate fluid loss but fast enough for quick loss of coolant and then gasket failed.
How much does it cost to replace a head gasket in a Subaru?
If the coolant is fairly fresh I’d add a bottle (or two) and drive it for a week or two and keep an eye on it. If the coolant is old, new Subaru coolant + conditioner and see how it goes. Should be in the $100 range at a shop or a lot less if you DIY. Has the conditioner been in the car at past coolant services? Click to expand…
Is the head gasket on a Subaru H6?
He said he checked everything for HG issue, did all the proper tests for the H6 and everything seemed fine (He did this before doing the above). He’s never seen an H6 Headgasket though, although he’s never worked on one with as many miles as mine (180,000).
What to do if your head gasket is leaking?
He also replaced Coolant Temp Sensor (as there was a slight leak around that as well) and all clamps on the remaining hoses. He put a vacuum on the system and everything seemed good with no more leaks, and he put a pressure test on it overnight and after replacing everything it was no longer losing pressure overnight.