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109,000 miles, I'm told head gaskets need replacement.

(2004 Subaru Forester)
in Bellmore, NY on August 10, 2011
any ideas how much this costs, and is this normal at this amount of miles>
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on August 11, 2011
ONLY replace them if they are leaking or if you are having problems. I have seen some Subarus go for 200k with out any need for new head gaskets. I have seen many Subaru dealerships recommend this when there was just the slightest hint of an oil weep from the head gasket, it is a scam in my opinion. The cars that I inspected are still going strong, 50k after the dealer said the head gaskets needed replacing. If the car is over heating, then yes do them but be prepared to pay about $2500.

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