Last post on Aug 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#36 of 41 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback overheating [kidali]
Aug 03, 2010 (10:51 am)
I replaced the head gaskets myself; the total cost was about $550, which included a new timing belt and pulleys (the lion's share of the expense). I think I estimated, at the time, that the work for me was about 18 labor hours. Commercially, I think full (both) head gasket replacements tend to run $1600 to $2000.
#37 of 41 Re: HELP [twinpeekz]
Aug 28, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Thermostat has to be OEM because Subaru one is unique that aftermarket T-Stat is not same. Make sure you installed the OEM one.
#38 of 41 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback overheating [xwesx]
Aug 28, 2010 (1:12 pm)
I heard people pay 1200 for HG replacement.
#39 of 41 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback overheating [bigdadi118]
Aug 30, 2010 (7:14 am)
If you do both sides, that sounds about right.
#40 of 41 Re: 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback overheating [bigdadi118]
Aug 30, 2010 (9:04 am)
That's possible; it all depends on the rates and what is replaced. I would expect about twelve hours of labor plus whatever parts. The shop rate locally is currently $105 at most places, so the labor alone is going to put you at $1200.