Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $218 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$124 to $333
Labor: $105 -$280
Parts: $19 -$53
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$177 to 432
Average Shop price
$148 to 358
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2010 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$164.23Shop/Dealer Price$200.52 - $257.12
2005 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$203.36Shop/Dealer Price$248.09 - $313.33
2004 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$301.36Shop/Dealer Price$366.35 - $446.80
2007 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$203.36Shop/Dealer Price$248.04 - $313.25
2006 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$171.23Shop/Dealer Price$209.00 - $266.70
2003 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.15Shop/Dealer Price$180.71 - $229.41
2003 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$302.69Shop/Dealer Price$368.23 - $449.84
2008 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementYourMechanic Price$203.36Shop/Dealer Price$248.08 - $313.32
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Parts required for a Subaru Outback Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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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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