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Just got the call - head gasket leak...

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I know there is a ton of info on here and I love it, just looking for some feedback because I am a complete car repair novice.

2005 Subie Outback 2.5i Limited, loved and maintained since the day I brought it home (new). 84,500 miles, in the shop today for rear brake pads and the oil leak that I've had for the last two months. Two months ago, they said it was a coolant leak and replaced a radiator hose. Still leaking, slow, but steady, seems like oil to me but they are still saying it's coolant.

They just called and said it's the cylinder head gasket - $1,950.00. I don't have that money right now, not even close. Do I have any options? I really was hoping to keep my Subie running for quite a while longer...
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Those prices are still very, very high.
 

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I know CA is uber expensive, but still.

That is about $1000 more for the job than here in Chicago, which is expensive enough.
 

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Considering it would be done in about 20k miles anyways, it's your call.

Typically cheaper to lump repairs together.
 
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