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This is the Engine Compartment of a 2000 Subaru Outback after the engine had been removed. The All-Wheel-Drive Subaru is well adapted to the hilly Palouse terrain and is well loved by many for their handling in icy conditions and good fuel economy and quality design. However it is not unusual for the 2.5 liter Single Overhead Cam Engine to develop leaky Cialis 10mg cylinder head gaskets at around 100,000 or more miles. The external Coolant and Motor Oil leaks can get bad enough that the engine needs to come out for new head gaskets and resealing. Compared to many other vehicles this repair is not that expensive since the engine can be removed and reinstalled in good time. Typically the Timing Belt is replaced at the same time.


  1. Jerry:

    My daughter, who goes to WSU, has a 2000 Forester with the 2.5 liter engine. I think we have the leaky cylinder head gasket problem you describe above. How much would the bill be for this repair including replacing the water pump, thermostat, belt tensioner and all the idler pulleys. Also throw in replacing the timing belt replacement as well.

    Also, do you mill the heads?


    Doug Nelson
    Olympia, WA

    • Hi Doug,

      I emailed your estimate to you. Let me know if you have any further questions or thoughts.

      Thanks for blogging! :>)


  2. Hi Doug,

    We do a lot of work on Subaru vehicles. I’ll have our staff work on an estimate for you and email you. And yes, we always have the cylinder heads inspected and professionally resurfaced.

    Thank you,


  3. Hi Jerry,

    I stumbled across your website and it looks promising! I have a 2006 Hyundai accent that my son at WSU is using. This car was an accident 4 yrs ago with front end damage and repair. Now we are having trouble with the one headlight. The dealer said there was some connector wire that was bent (?) He unbent and replaced. A month later, the repair failed and my son was pulled over again for a headlight. The Hyundai dealer in Seattle said if the fix didnt’ work, we would have to replace the electrical system to the headlight. He then stated it would be VERY expensive.

    Is this something you could handle? Any chance of an estimate if its worse case scenario.

    PS the car has 80k if that helps. I don’t think this is a warranty issue if the car has been damaged .

    • Hi Kelly,

      We should be able to help you with this problem. I’ll email you or just go ahead and give me a call.



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