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subaru belt or chain? #4658459
02/06/18 09:47 PM
02/06/18 09:47 PM
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ogdensburg new york
ernied Offline OP
ernied  Offline OP

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do the Subaru s have a timing belt or chain?


2015 Hyundai sonata.
2015 Hyundai santafe sport
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658468
02/06/18 09:55 PM
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I believe they are chains, and long convoluted ones at that.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658471
02/06/18 09:57 PM
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North of you Idaho
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Depends on the year, and motor. My 2008 is a chain. A loooong one!


08 Tribeca 86k PUP 5w30 wix
06 Accord Hybrid 134k PPHM 0w20 wix
02 Chevy k3500 99k Delvac 1 esp 5w40 wix
00 F350 136k Delvac 1300 15w40 wix
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658473
02/06/18 09:58 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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My friends 02 has a belt.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
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Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658476
02/06/18 10:03 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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Just watched a disassembly video on a 2009 turbo 2.0L.

Belt.


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Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658485
02/06/18 10:17 PM
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Depends on the engine!


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00 Jeep XJ
01 F-350 4x4 5M
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658504
02/06/18 10:51 PM
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the new FB25s are a chain...whats your YMM?


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The specs on the back are more important than the label on the front
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658520
02/06/18 11:03 PM
02/06/18 11:03 PM
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2013 Impreza fb20 has timing chains.

BSW

Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658623
02/07/18 01:40 AM
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My Subaru (listed below) had a gear-driven camshaft. So, yes, there are not two but three possible answers, depending on year and model.


2011 Toyota Prius now at 97K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
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Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4658722
02/07/18 08:04 AM
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Subaru belts were great and only needed changes every 105,000 miles. However; the dealers overcharged greatly and turned the owners away. I think the roller chain models used one chain for each bank of cylinders. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: PimTac] #4658828
02/07/18 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
I believe they are chains, and long convoluted ones at that.


Boxer 6cyl yes.

But not FB 4cyl. 2 chains



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Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4659443
02/07/18 08:43 PM
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Upstate NY
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My 2015 Forester is a chain. Unfortunately it's not like your father's chain. Like the chain that was in my 289 Mustang.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied] #4961286
12/25/18 06:12 PM
12/25/18 06:12 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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The land of USA-made Subies!
EJ 2.0/2.5s are all belts, FA/FB/H6 engines are all chains.

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