Engine replacement

Asked by Feb 05, 2016 at 09:27 PM about the 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 07 subaru outback wagon that
needs a new engine. It is a 4 cyl non turbo
with a manual transmission. NnvBesides
the 07 are there any other years that I could
use if needed? Thank you

11 Answers


Really, my best advice to you is REBUILD your engine, and find a great qualified independent mechanic to do this. Have them use the newer multi layered head gaskets. Otherwise, get a replacement car. I don't know how many miles are on your car, or its overall condition, but, you may want to evaluate all of these things before proceeding. An exchange engine is NOT a good idea. You don't know what you are getting. Good luck.

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Jdbillman- well, don't leave us in suspense, are you going to rebuild your engine?? How many miles are on your car?? See this below, it's not excess mileage even at 120,000 miles. These cars are known for going between 200,000 and 300,000 miles. http://www.subaruhighmileageclub.com/miles500000.html http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2007/Subaru/Legacy-4- Cyl/Wagon-5D-i-AWD/Values

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Thank you Mark. I am having a rebuild. My current engine died at just under 197,000. This is my 3rd Subaru. Love them. In my opinion, there is no better car on the road.


Jdbillman, you're welcome. We're you able to get the multi layered head gaskets that are stainless steel and much improved over the originals. I know that you are making a wise decision here, what are they charging you for the rebuild? And, if my answers have been helpful for you, please mark one my previous posts "best answer". Thank you and good luck. ----Mark


By the way, I think Subaru's are great cars and from a strictly speaking economic point, no matter how much it costs you, an engine rebuild is less expensive than 60 more months of car payments. And, your car has already given you almost 200,000 miles of service! So, by fixing the engine, you could easily go another 150,000 miles. Good for you! http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/2007/Subaru/Legacy-4- Cyl/Wagon-5D-i-AWD/Values

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Jdbillman- hey, do you have the original transmission in your car? Maybe you had to replace a clutch?


I know next to nothing about cars but have a similar question and hoping someone can help me out. My 2007 subaru outback 4 cylinder manual transmission was supposed to have had gaskets and ring job done when I was in corpus approx $3K. I arrived in CA right after getting this done and realized I was losing oil. I am now told the ring job wasn't done. I was quoted $6K for a new motor. I have been trying to figure out what to do. 6K seems high. Is it possible to get a "new" motor for my car or are they quoting a rebuild and why is it so high?

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Check your email, I just sent you a private message.

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2006 Suburu question here. Son says he was quoted $7,700 to replace new short block. He says his car has "Cylinder 3 has a leak and is venting exhaust into the gearbox. Also, one of the rods is loose and rattling". Seven grand seems high. Car is in Co Springs.

I have the exact same car and am looking to either rebuild the engine or replace it. How much did they estimate your rebuild to be?


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