Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $203 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$121 to $325
Labor: $105 -$272
Parts: $16 -$53
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$171 to 423
Average Shop price
$145 to 350
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.28Shop/Dealer Price$192.13 - $247.67
2011 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.40Shop/Dealer Price$358.11 - $437.61
2010 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.40Shop/Dealer Price$357.95 - $437.34
2009 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.40Shop/Dealer Price$358.02 - $437.47
2006 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$295.47Shop/Dealer Price$359.24 - $439.39
2012 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$125.57Shop/Dealer Price$152.49 - $184.25
2005 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.40Shop/Dealer Price$181.16 - $230.13
2008 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.40Shop/Dealer Price$358.09 - $437.59
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Parts required for a Subaru Forester Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Casey was awesome. He arrive a little late, but considering the horrible traffic, totally understandable for a 7PM appointment. Explained the situation and get the work done quickly. Did courtesy inspection and suggested me to change the front pads as well since they start having speaking noise. Will schedule him for the front pad replacement sometime next week, if he is available :p
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All about Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on very top of the engine. The valve cover is attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. The valve cover and gasket seal the top of the engine and prevent oil leaks. These covers are removable so the mechanic can access the valves for adjustment. Because of the high temperature of the engine, it is common for the valve cover gasket to get brittle and break. If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be covered in oil. Since the engine is losing oil, running the car for too long without an inspection and repair can cause engine damage.

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