Last post on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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#34 of 37 Re: my HG replacement [xwesx]
Jul 19, 2010 (1:00 pm)
~$2400 total...including insured freight shipping between nashville and washington state. I had new idlers as well, heads shaved (they were warped), new valve stem seals and guides I had like 20% leakage on one cylinder so I opted to do them all. Resealed the oil pump & oil pan. New HG's, valve cover g's etc. I have pictures of the offending cylinder--the piston looks like it had been steam cleaned by the boiling coolant.
Not cheap, but I couldn't find another car that had been taken care of for $2400...
Hopefully I will get to 250-300k with this repair..
#35 of 37 Re: my HG replacement [rangner]
Jul 19, 2010 (1:24 pm)
No, that's not cheap, but you all but received a new engine out of it! Compared do the dealership cost of a full head gasket replacement, which is probably somewhere on the order of $1600, you paid a reasonable price.
#36 of 37 Re: my HG replacement [xwesx]
Jul 19, 2010 (6:52 pm)
Yeah that's pretty much what it would've cost without milling the heads had I gone to the dealer. In my mind, if I was going to be shelling out that kind of money for a $4-5k car, I wanted it to last. So I took the harder road, but hopefully it will last for a long time.
Btw, it's running pretty sweet now with a wrapped borla header and new brakes with rebuilt calipers and ss lines. ( I actually wasn't going to rebuild the calipers but one of the rear calipers seized with rust last winter, so I replaced that one and rebuilt the other 3 for good measure)
All part of being a subaru owner right?
#37 of 37 Re: my HG replacement [rangner]
Jul 20, 2010 (9:20 am)
Haha, that's right! Enjoy it, brother!