Six-Star® Head gaskets are a multi-layer stainless steel head gasket engineered to insure years of longevity for your Subaru.
We believe so strongly in these gaskets that we exclusively use Six-Star® brand head gaskets on all of the phase1 and phase2 2.5 liter engines we repair at Smart Service.
We all know that a head gasket issue can be one of the biggest headaches you’ll ever run into on your Subaru. We only use Six-Star® gaskets at Smart Service when we perform a head gasket repair because we want it to be the final time you ever have to replace your head gaskets.
In our opinion, they are currently the best gasket available for the repair.
About Six-Star® Head Gaskets
The composition of these gaskets along with the interlocking embossments create unsurpassed sealing properties making Six-Star® Head Gaskets the ultimate choice for your all aluminum Subaru engine.
Why Choose Six-Star®?
Engine Type Identification
Phase 1= All 2.5 Liter Legacy Outback 1995-1999, Forester 1998, Impreza RS 1998.
Phase 2= 2000 and newer Legacy and Legacy Outback, Impreza RS/TS/Outback Sport 1999+, and Forester 1999+. Excludes 2000-2001 Impreza Outback Sport and all turbocharged models 04+ (WRX, STi, Legacy GT, Forester XT and Outback XT).
Head Gasket Set (Gaskets Only, 2 Included)
Standard shipping will be UPS Ground Continental US for all Head Gaskets. Please allow up to 24 hours of handling time. Ground will be delivered in 3-5 business days after that, faster options are available at checkout.
|Phase 1 DOHC 2.5L||$108.00 (Set of 2)|
|Phase 2 SOHC 2.5L||$108.00 (Set of 2)|
Full Head Gasket Parts Kits
Smart Service is proud to offer a head gasket seal kit that includes the popular Six Star head gaskets paired with equally high quality parts that you and your Subaru can depend on.
|Phase 1 DOHC 2.5L||$450.00|
|Phase 2 SOHC 2.5L||$380.00|
Also, picture may not exactly match kit received, valve covers in 2006+ model years no longer use grommets etc, you will receive kit specific to your vehicle.
Ph1 Kit Includes: -Cylinder Head Gaskets (2) -Valve Cover Gasket Kit -Front Cam Seals (4) -Front Crank Seal -Rear Main Seal -Timing Belt -Water Pipe Orings (2) -Intake Manifold Gaskets (2) -Exhaust Manifold Gaskets (2) -Oil Fill Neck Oring -Oil Pump Oring -Rear Piston Access Oring -Rear Valve Cover Half Moons (4) -Oil Filter and Crush Washer
Ph2 Kit Includes:-Cylinder Head Gaskets (2) -Valve Cover Gasket Kit -Front Cam Seals (2) -Front Crank Seal -Rear Main Seal -Timing Belt -Water Pipe Orings (2) -Intake Manifold Gaskets (2) -Exhaust Manifold Gaskets (2) -Oil Fill Neck Oring -Rear Cylinder Head Plugs (2) -Thermostat Kit (With Gasket) -Rear Piston Plug Oring -Oil Filter and Crush Washer
Head Gasket "Essentials" Kit
Includes: Head gaskets, valve cover gasket set, intake gaskets, exhaust gaskets, oil filter, and oil drain plug gasket.
These are the bare essentials that will be needed to perform a head gasket repair, while the other items included in our full kit are recommended (rear seals, cam seals, crank seal etc) they are not required to replace head gaskets, and if you are attempting to perform the repairs in-car you will not need some items in our full kit. We can always build a custom kit for you with any add-ons desired. This will keep your budget to a minimum while still ensuring the best head gaskets are fitted onto your car, avoiding future headaches with inferior gaskets.
|Phase 1 DOHC 2.5L||$279.95|
|Phase 2 SOHC 2.5L||$209.95|
Add Ons (Water Pump,Timing Belt Components, Head Bolts)
Also available are components for the timing belt and water pump, while these may not be required for your repair, they are always good items to do as preventative maintenance and are much easier to access with the engine work being done.
Please note: Water pumps have stamped impellers and are high quality Japanese replacements, we can no longer find cast impeller versions that are reliable.
Head bolts, while not necessarily required as long as torque procedures are followed, are recommended by the manufacturer with any head gasket job.
|Tensioner and Idlers||$249.95|
|Head Bolts SOHC Phase 2||$84.95|
|Head Bolts DOHC Phase 1||$134.95|
Rear Seperator Plate Kit
Also available are the necessary items to replace your rear seperator plate. Many Phase 1 engines came with a plastic plate at the rear of the engine from the factory, and over time the plastic will warp and leak. If you have this engine, and are unsure which yours is equipped with, we highly recommend this kit with the upgraded aluminum plate. Transmission removal is required if doing this by itself instead of with head gasket replacement.
|Seperator Plate Kit||$34.95|
Tune Up Package
Why not invest a little more into your car and bring the other service items up to speed when doing a large repair? See below for our different levels but rest assured all are quality parts, some are Genuine and others OEM, and replacing items like the spark plugs is always easier when performing engine work. We unfortunately cannot sell and ship items like coolant due to hazardous materials restrictions; if local we are glad to sell Genuine Subaru coolant over the counter.
Level 1: Air Filter, Spark Plugs
Level 2: Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Fuel Filter
Level 3: Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Fuel Filter, Serpentine Belts
|Level 1, Phase 1||$75.00|
|Level 1, Phase 2||$30.00|
|Level 2, Phase 1||$105.00|
|Level 2, Phase 2||$60.00|
|Level 3, Phase 1||$135.00|
|Level 3, Phase 2||$90.00|
*Prices are for online purchase only, prices in store may vary, inquire about pricing if we are performing work in-house.
Stage 2 Power Package
Turbo Downpipe w/cat
Cat Back Exhaust
Turbo Back Exhaust
SF Intake System
Post MAF Hose
SF Intake Airbox
Billet Aluminum Oil Cap
Battery Tie Down
Maintenance and Repair
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