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Old 09-09-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default ok time for a timing belt change.

I'm about to do a timing belt replacement on my 1999 Subaru Legacy Limted SUS. It has the 2.5 sized engine.

I've been looking online at different instuctions and feel that I have all the instructions that I need.

Only thing that i'm unsure of if these parts are good.
Ok I found all these at advance auto parts:
1) Gates timing belt tensioner 145.00
2) Dayco Timing belt 40.00
3) Beck/Arnley Water Pump 67.00
4) Beck/Arnley Seal front crank seal 5.00

With these parts do you think I would get good results? I'm open to suggestions.



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Old 09-10-2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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You might want to do the cam seals as well.

Since you are taking apart the front of you motor all apart, while you are at it you may (or may not) wish to replace your radiator hoses, hose clamps and thermostat, and maybe even do a full coolant system flush. Maybe its a good time to do the serpentine belt, too.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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thanks for the advice. i'm gonna do all that also!

anyone know if the dayco belts are of quality?
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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You might want to check out ebay. If you are going to pull the motor, you might want to think about doing the headgaskets as well, if they havent already been replaced with the newer revised version of headgasket.



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Old 09-10-2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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I've had bad experience with dayco belts streching. I would go with a goodyear, gates or get it from subaru. Its been a few years since I've used them so they might have gotten better.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
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You might want to check out ebay. If you are going to pull the motor, you might want to think about doing the headgaskets as well, if they havent already been replaced with the newer revised version of headgasket.



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yeah I would definatly do that but pulling the engine to replace the timing belt is not needed....so lucky me. But if I was...I would definatley replace those headgaskets.

I interested though....I haven't heard about a newer revised version of the headgasket. Also when the seal does break...you will know because the engine will overheat right?


And i'll go with the goodyear belt instead of the dayco. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #7
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Check the Subaru on-line parts suppliers, you should be able to get a pretty good deal on OEM parts. I used OEM stuff when I did my 91 turbo Legacy, and my 2000 Impreza L. I think it's worth a few extra bucks. You should at least check the prices.

On both cars I did:
- timing belt
- tensioner
- (idlers and pulleys, if needed. pull them and check for smooth bearings.)
- front main seal
- oil pump
- water pump
- thermostat
- thermostat gasket
- upper and lower radiator hoses
- accessory belts, if you have not done them in a while
- engine oil & filter
- engine coolant
- front cam seals, if there is any sign of leaks
- any rusty hose clamps

Pulling the radiator out is very fast and easy. It provides plenty of room to work on the front of the engine. Don't forget to disconnect the fan harness connectors before you lift the radiator out!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:15 PM   #8
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I interested though....I haven't heard about a newer revised version of the headgasket.
Yes, the 2.5s were nortorious for blowing head gaskets.
Subaru came out with a revised head gasket to take care of that problem.
If your's have not been changed you are lucky they have not let go yet.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:49 PM   #9
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umm I bought this car recently at 128,000 and it's running smooth. Is there any chance that if I call the subaru dealership that they would be able to find out if my car has been replaced with the new revised gasket?
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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There's every chance they have it recorded.. or not if the HG was replaced by a non-SOA affliated dealer/mechanic.

When doing a t-belt change, buy all OEM parts. At least you can be guaranteed that they'll fit correctly.
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