Is it worth it to fix my 2003 Subaru legacy outback's head gasket?


Asked by Feb 17, 2016 at 08:34 AM about the 2003 Subaru Outback Limited Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tom Demyan

Do you like the car and want to drive it for more than a year? then yes.


Keybler- I agree, but, see if you can get this done with the new multi layered head gasket design. Talk with your mechanic and show him this information.


Depends upon rust level in the rear quarters and lower rocker sill seams, as this is a death knell for the '00-'04 body. If you also need brakes, tires, or wheel bearings think twice before spending $1500-1700 on a full HG job (be sure to have machine shop refresh and check flatness of heads; using the newer gasket is automatic).

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