Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $222 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$145 to $333
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$219 to 432
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$171.23Shop/Dealer Price$208.98 - $266.66
2009 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$203.36Shop/Dealer Price$248.09 - $313.33
2002 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$147.36Shop/Dealer Price$179.76 - $227.89
2004 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$301.36Shop/Dealer Price$366.43 - $446.93
2011 Subaru OutbackH6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$302.42Shop/Dealer Price$367.64 - $448.85
2005 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$290.75Shop/Dealer Price$352.99 - $425.40
2009 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$290.96Shop/Dealer Price$353.57 - $426.38
2005 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$203.36Shop/Dealer Price$248.08 - $313.32
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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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