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#4658459 - 02/06/18 08:47 PM subaru belt or chain?
ernied Offline


Registered: 05/02/07
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Loc: ogdensburg new york
do the Subaru s have a timing belt or chain?
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#4658468 - 02/06/18 08:55 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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I believe they are chains, and long convoluted ones at that.
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#4658471 - 02/06/18 08:57 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 11/28/17
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Depends on the year, and motor. My 2008 is a chain. A loooong one!
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#4658473 - 02/06/18 08:58 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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My friends 02 has a belt.
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#4658476 - 02/06/18 09:03 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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Just watched a disassembly video on a 2009 turbo 2.0L.

Belt.
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#4658485 - 02/06/18 09:17 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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Depends on the engine!
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#4658504 - 02/06/18 09:51 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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the new FB25s are a chain...whats your YMM?
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#4658520 - 02/06/18 10:03 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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2013 Impreza fb20 has timing chains.

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#4658623 - 02/07/18 12:40 AM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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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.
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#4658722 - 02/07/18 07:04 AM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 12/07/03
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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
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#4658828 - 02/07/18 08:38 AM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: PimTac]
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Registered: 05/30/15
Posts: 168
Loc: Virginia
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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#4659443 - 02/07/18 07:43 PM Re: subaru belt or chain? [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
My 2015 Forester is a chain. Unfortunately it's not like your father's chain. Like the chain that was in my 289 Mustang.
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