Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brit girl in Va mountains
Car Year: 2010
Car Model: Forester Premium
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I'm in a similar situation with my 2010, I am having the timing belt and head gaskets done.
I think it would definitely be worth getting a second quote for your work.
Edit - I think you could get a better price on your timing belt quote. Saying that, it all depends on what kit you use. The OEM kits run about $500 whilst the Aisin kits, my choice, run just over $200.
Re your oil leak - what's the (most likely) worst thing it could be - head gaskets? If so, you can figure anywhere from $2000 - $2500 to do these.
Realise though that if they do the timing belt and head gaskets at the same time (as for me) then there are potential labour $$ savings there.
$3,000 - $3500 to do a standard timing belt replacement (with all idlers, tensioner, pump, etc) and your head gaskets is a very reasonable and realistic benchmark for you to measure quotes against. Good luck!!
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Last edited by ForesterCub; 02-21-2018 at 08:27 PM.