My 2004 Forester (155,000 miles) is reported as having oil leaks at both heads. I have heard that Subaru is covering some of these head gasket oil leaks. Is that true for this for 2004 Forester? What is the shop flat rate or labor time for replacement if I have to pay for this?
Head gasket Oil leaks 2004 Subaru Forester on 2004 Subaru Forester
by Visitor in Seattle, WA on December 16, 2010
ANSWER by Greg-Julia on December 16, 2010
Its always worth a try to see if the dealer will help with the costs. Book time for the gaskets is 12 hrs but doing all the engine seals, water pump, timing belt, ect would add a couple of hrs to that total. Good luck! Greg
The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Subaru is aware of the problem and has extended the warranty to 8 years/100k miles on many vehicles.
got oil changed, couple days later smelled oil burning, saw oil under car. Suspected maybe overfilled oil, sotook it back to dealer. After they inspected said bot head gaskets were leaking. "it nev...
any ideas how much this costs, and is this normal at this amount of miles>