Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $204 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$124 to $326
Labor: $105 -$272
Parts: $19 -$54
Average Dealer price
$177 to 425
Average Shop price
$148 to 351
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2006 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.23Shop/Dealer Price$192.07 - $247.58
2009 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$156.27Shop/Dealer Price$190.97 - $245.83
2005 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.36Shop/Dealer Price$357.90 - $437.26
2006 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.36Shop/Dealer Price$357.97 - $437.38
2005 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.15Shop/Dealer Price$180.74 - $229.45
2012 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$125.01Shop/Dealer Price$151.78 - $183.12
2011 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$125.10Shop/Dealer Price$152.04 - $183.55
2007 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$294.36Shop/Dealer Price$358.04 - $437.50
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Joshua
22 years of experience
Joshua was able to come earlier than we had booked. He was very professional and polite. After he backed my car out of the garage, he went right to work. I checked on him once and I was very impressed how neatly he had his tools set up. Not only did he replace my front brakes, but he gave the car a test drive, checked all the fluids and put air in my tires. He told me loves what he does. He showed me pictures of the work he had done. He took photos with his iphone as he did the work so I could see what he had done. That was a first!!!
2006 SUBARU FORESTER - BRAKE ROTOR/DISC REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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Chris
17 years of experience
Thank you Chris. You did an excellent job on my Subaru Forester.
2003 SUBARU FORESTER - OIL CHANGE
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Brandon
13 years of experience
Very good job. Will call for him again. Saved alot of time and money for me as this was my son's car in Raleigh and I live 3 hours away and he goes to school there. Very satisfied.
2003 SUBARU FORESTER - THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT
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Jose
10 years of experience
Jose was great to work with. Very thorough and polite. I recommend him.
2010 SUBARU FORESTER - PRE-PURCHASE CAR INSPECTION
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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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