Cost estimate for head gasket on '98 Outback

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by WM, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. WM

    WM Guest

    My 98 Outback has unfortunately blown a head gasket. Before I have someone
    repair it I want to call around for estimates. Does anyone here have an
    idea as to what is a fair cost? I've been quoted $2250 already, which
    includes both heads and an extra $100 for misc. parts, if needed.

    Does anyone have an opinion on whether to go to a dealer or an unaffiliated
    shop?

    Thanks,
    Will
     
    WM, Dec 23, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. WM

    Pete D Guest

    Mine cost me AUD$965 (US$600) including parts (all seals, gaskets, oil,
    skimming of heads, engine out and put back in) , however there was no other
    damage and US repairers use gold plated parts.

    : My 98 Outback has unfortunately blown a head gasket. Before I have
    someone
    : repair it I want to call around for estimates. Does anyone here have an
    : idea as to what is a fair cost? I've been quoted $2250 already, which
    : includes both heads and an extra $100 for misc. parts, if needed.
    :
    : Does anyone have an opinion on whether to go to a dealer or an
    unaffiliated
    : shop?
    :
    : Thanks,
    : Will
    :
    :
     
    Pete D, Dec 25, 2003
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. WM

    Stan G Guest

    Sounds very steep - my dealer(Becker Subaru - Lehigh Valley, PA) just
    quoted me $1,160 for the job (2000 OB - 82,000 mi) at a recent oil
    change. Sticker shock all the same.
    I plan to let them do the timing belt as long as the engine is up
    (105,000 mi recommended).
     
    Stan G, Jan 2, 2004
    #3
  4. WM

    ShaihHulud Guest

    From: "Pete D"
    My 2000 Forrester blew it's head gasket at about 89,000 miles.I bought the
    1000,000 mile extended warrenty so I did not have to pay but the service rep
    said it would have been about $1,000.00.

    The extended warrenty was bout $1400.00 so I lost a bit on that deal.

    David
     
    ShaihHulud, Jan 17, 2004
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.