My 2000 Outback has around 155K miles and is leaking oil at the head gasket, a problem common to that generation. My trusted mechanic quoted around $2,500 to reseal the engine, and to replace the timing belt and the engine mounts as long as the engine is out already. I’ve deferred the engine mount repair. The only significant $ I’ve put into the vehicle was $3,000 for a rebuilt transmission 6-8 years ago. Apparently the air-conditioner coolant has been leaking as I’ve replaced that twice.
When I heard the repair quote, my first reaction was to NOT do it as I’ve got another vehicle to fall back on and the Subaru isn’t worth that much. But if it’s possible that it could get another 100-150K trouble-free (or nearly) miles after the repair, then maybe it’s worthwhile.
I don’t know what to do, but will speak with the mechanic tomorrow and would like some additional input. Thanks!