Subaru Head Gaskets

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

When you own a Subaru, chances are you've heard of a Head Gasket. But what are they and why do Subaru owners need to know about them?


A Head Gasket is a gasket that sits between the engine block and cylinder head(s) in an internal combustion engine. Its purpose is to seal the cylinders to ensure maximum compression and avoid leakage of coolant or engine oil into the cylinders. The Head Gasket in modern vehicles is comprised of several layers of steel material entwined with elastomer, making them mo