(mainly turbo models EJ 205, 207, 255, and 257)
(EJ251, 252, 253) and (EZ30)
A view of the cylinder head where external leaks often occur
The sooner the problem is found and fixed the less expensive it will be. If you have any doubts call us.
Subaru have never acknowledged a problem with their single layer head gaskets leaving the only fix up to us.
Subaru dealers use only the single layer head gasket. Only ADS use the multi-layer gasket for a permanent fix.
All of the SOHC non-turbo models have the OEM single-layer gasket, and all will fail. We have the only permanent fix.
This option is a basic head gasket repair only. We re-use all existing parts (if still serviceable) and we do not perform any additional servicing of your vehicle, other than the included radiator service. If you want long-term service from your Subaru, and you like to keep your vehicle in top condition, we recommend the Option two repair.
Note that this option is the best choice if you are looking for long and reliable service life from your vehicle. It includes many new parts, including the water pump, hoses, and timing belt bearings. In addition we perform a major service on the vehicle to ensure you will have a long period of reliable motoring.
Australia’s only distributor of multi-layer revised head gaskets (the permanent fix)
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Australia’s most technically advanced Subaru trained support team
No, in fact turbo models are fitted with Multi –layer gaskets which have proven to be robust.
For a while, yes you can. Should you? No, not unless you have a yen to spend a whole lot more money than you need to.
Yes, these models do sometimes have problems, but not as often as the others, and usually caused by the heater.
It’s impossible to say, but the range would run from a few weeks to a year approximately, depending on the type of leak, and on how the vehicle is driven.
It may be cheaper to get a used engine from a wrecker, but this is usually a false economy. Given the inherent weakness of the head gaskets, it’s virtually certain that all the affected models will fail eventually.
Yes, all EJ25 non turbo Subaru engines up to the current models are fitted with the inherently weak head gaskets.
Yes, we can supply head gasket kits. Please visit our online store.
Between $2,000 to $3,500 depending on the additional damage and the auxiliary parts required. Call for free inspection and quote now 02 9915 9900
No, Subaru dealers will fit the standard head gasket, meaning the problem is highly likely to recur if you own the vehicle long enough.
Yes it is good practice but it also depends on the mileage.
No not usually but an O2 or AF sensor catalyst code may appear.
Replacement of big end and main crankshaft bearings may be necessary. This will depend on the mileage the engine has run, and the condition of the bearings. If your engine has high miles, or has overheated or lost oil pressure as a result of the leaking head gasket, the bearings will be damaged and should be replaced.
There are a number of parts that need to be replaced with your head gasket, and some that may need to be replaced depending on mileage or condition. A list of these follows below.
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