Subaru Headgasket Repair $1900.00

Portland Mechanics

MDH Motors is offering Subaru Headgasket repair at or around $1900.00. I have specialized in these vehicles for over 15 years and can offer a decent repair cost for you today. Prices may be less or more depending on what is replaced during the engine repair. There are a lot of parts involved in this repair that are overlapping for future repair and preventative maintenance. All cylinder head repairs include machine resurface and complete overhaul of the valve train including repairing the infamous exhaust valve guides. We use all Subaru parts and update the headgasket application to the turbo mls gaskets. The turbo Subaru engines do not have headgasket problems like the other 2.5L engines and the headgaskets and torque procedure are the only difference.

Subaru Headgasket

Thing to know about this offer:

  • Prices may vary upon inspection
  • Does not apply for DOHC engines
  • Subaru 2.5L SOHC are usually 1999 and newer
  • 18/18 Warranty

Price Includes:

  • All upper engine gaskets
  • Thermostat and gasket
  • Sparkplugs
  • Engine oil and filter
  • Coolant
  • Complete cylinder head rebuild
  • Drive Belts
  • Radiator hoses
  • Timing belt, waterpump, tensioner and idler pulleys
  • Also includes complete vehicle inspection and advisement of other needed repairs

Please call for questions and details or Contact Us for a complete estimate.

You can
schedule an appointment today, repair typically takes 3-5 business days.

Most headgasket repairs end up being $1900 to $2000.

This post was written by: Martin Hand


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ASE Certified L1 Advanced Mastertech. Martin Hand has over 15 years experience in Asian and European Import Auto Repair. Specializing in electrical diagnosis, engine performance, AT/MT transmission repair/rebuild. Martin is also pursuing a degree in Computers Science & Information Systems starting at Portland Community College while he plans to transfer to OIT. Certified in Java application level programming, experienced with other languages such as PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and Swift. Martin has future plans of automotive diagnostic software development.


  • Nick says:

    I took my suburu Impreza to the dealership for new plugs. The mechanic said it needed a head gasket and wanted to charge me 3900.00. The list of materials seemed to be the same as the one you listed except no radiator hose. Does that seem extreme to you?

    • Martin Hand Martin Hand says:

      We have had labor rate increases over the years and currently charge about $2500.00 on average for Subaru 2.5 (normally aspirated) headgasket repair which includes fully rebuilding the cylinder heads.

  • Troy A. Dean says:

    I have a 97 outback 2.5 that needs a head gasket. It never over heated. The check engine light came on soi checked it out and it was low 1.5 quarts of oil. I filled up the oil and the car has sat I. The driveway since.

    I also check the oil later and there is no oil in the water but there is oil in the water.

    I don’t expect a hard quote but would appreciate a ballpark quote. Thank you, Troy A. Dean

    • Martin Hand Martin Hand says:

      Please contact me if you would like a quote. There are a lot of different scenarios that can play out when replacing headgaskets. The vehicle really has to be inspected first. Only in rare cases can this repair actually be around $900.00. The reason for this is because it is never just the headgaskets that need replaced, there is always some other parts that need replaced while performing the job and it just wouldn’t make since not doing these things while your in there.

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