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Old 02-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default HG adventure land.. so you think your timing belt will last 160k km?

109k km.

head gasket, right side let go. Tiiming belt, acc belts, all seals, timing belt, pulleys and tensioners to be done at the same time.

This is what my mechanic found:

LOL BELT:







just a couple shots of about 8 spots in the belt where it was cracked. Somewhat lucky that the headgasket decided to go rather than the belt.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Pics no workie
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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I can't see your pictures, what did your mechanic find...the suspense!
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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https://twitpic.com/c1nctc

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have to be links then.. guess the twitter feed won't allow pic embeds.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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What conclusion are we supposed to draw from your pictures?

To answer the question in your subject line, not only do I expect it to last 160k km, but mine has already done so without issues. And the belt in my sister's old '02 WRX went even longer - I think I finally did her timing belt around 109k miles.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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109k is quite short of the 160k interval stated in the factory manual. This belt would have failed long before that mileage mark. My mechanic noted the condition of the accessory belts as well as being in a similar state, but didn't expect the timing belt to be just as bad. I'm not alone either, other locals have had timing belts in similar or worse condition long before the time or mileage interval was near.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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mine looked great at 90k. I went a head and changed it anyway be cause i was in there but it prob could have lasted quite a long time.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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Belts are a time and/or mileage replacement interval. The manual is assuming a minimum number of miles driven a year.
Fluid leaks onto the belts, high heat, high ozone can all shorten the life. A failing timing belt roller or water pump can overheat the belt, leading to a shorter life.

If you had a 20 year old car with 10K miles on it, the belts are likely due to be replaced.
If you had a 5 year old car with 200K miles on it, the belts may be fine.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:21 AM   #9
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Which mechanic? Did you go to Roch?
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:10 AM   #10
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of course.
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