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Old 05-03-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default does the dealership use gate's timing belts?

my dealership is having a timing belt change special but im wondering if they use gates belts and give you new thremo stats and adjusters? Id rather get it done at my indep shop but the difference is 400 bucks where the dealership is cheaper just wondering what the difference is
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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Call them and ask specifically what is included (ad should stipulate that if there is one). Also, when you sign the work order, make sure it specifically stipulates to replace the parts you want so that you compare apple to apples. And then take a look to make sure the parts were replaced (the ones you can verify). Hope that helps. Good luck.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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most dealers will use genuine OEM parts unless specified. Call them to find out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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When you buy the belt from a Subaru dealership and remove the belt from the Subaru box, it will have the word Gates printed all over it. OEM Subaru = Gates. I know this for fact as that's exactly what I did 2 years ago. If your dealer doesn't use OEM, then who knows, but 99% of them do.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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The dealer does not replace anything except the belt, unless you ask them to, or a pulley is bad. The other shop might be quoting you to do everything, cam seals, pulleys, etc.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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When I was working at a dealership we replaced the belt, the cam/crank seals, and anything else that was showing signs of failure (but those would be extra).
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When I was working at a dealership we replaced the belt, the cam/crank seals, and anything else that was showing signs of failure (but those would be extra).
Was that automatic (or automatically offered), or just at customer request? The two dealers near me said they just slap a belt on it and call it good. Unless I specifically ask them to do it.
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