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Old 05-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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I tried to change my mother's timing belt last night and had some real problems. It's a 2004 Outback with a 2.5 Sohc. I got everything lined up and running perfect. I went to go take if for a test drive and it died on the road. I think the timing belt slipped. I'm guessing the tensioner is bad.

I'm going to try and throw a new tensioner in it tonight and pray to god that the vavles are not bent.

In the case that this doesn't work, where is the cheapest place to get this fixed? The closer to West Valley the better.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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When a timing belt is done all pulleys including the tensioner should be changed. When you were pressing in the the tensioner did you do it slowly or fast?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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I probably did it too fast judging by the result. I don't think i'll ever do a timing belt with out all the pulleys and such.

Also, when I pulled her spark plugs, 3 out of 4 were full of oil.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Take it to solid if you can't DIY.

When mine gets to that point that is one job I'll pay to have done.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Take it to solid if you can't DIY.

When mine gets to that point that is one job I'll pay to have done.
Yeah I hear those guys are pretty good.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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If I got them the heads, could they repair the valves there or will they use someone else?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #7
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So the valves are bent. I pulled the timing cover again and one of the cams was about 180 deg out of alignment. The other one was still in line. When I pulled the belt and spun the one cam there was noticeable noise, a squeaking and a tick. I put everything back together and started it but I ran horribly and I had to keep on the gas to keep it running.

Can anyone recommend a shop that specializes in heads? Will the pistons need to be resurfaced as well? I might just have to tow it to a shop and let them do it. Can anyone recommend someone for that. Bueller?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #8
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #9
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if this is too much of a hassle for you, i will buy it for about 4k, text me at 801-896-1523
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Take the heads to metric motors. They charge $175 for a full rebuild per head. I just took them 7 heads to have them redo lol.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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ha, well they should have pleanty of practice then:P

Do you think the pistons will be damaged?
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #12
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Does anyone know if heads off a SOHC 2000 impreza will fit on an 2004 Outback.
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