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Old 12-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default Timing belt replaced 8 months ago. Cracks?

Replaced at about 120k miles, it's now at 126XXX.

I went to Mineike for an oil change and they showed me all the little cracks around the belt.

A Gates timing belt kit was used with OEM Subaru pullies and pump. Should I be worried or is this another trick to get money?
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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You went for an oil change and they removed your timing covers to inspect your timing belt?
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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You went for an oil change and they removed your timing covers to inspect your timing belt?
Yeah I guess so. Weird
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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so they showed you the belt with the timing covers off?

or are you confused with the accessory belts?
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Did it have ribs like this?




or did it look more like this:
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
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There is no way no how that a quick lube place pulled off the other accessory belts, and then the timing belt cover, to show you the belt. Not going to happen!

They showed you the accessory belts.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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^^^^ agreed.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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No, they showed you your ACCESSORY belt(s). They drive your power steering pump and alternator/ac. If they removed the timing belt cover to show you anything, they are idiots.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:20 AM   #9
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so they showed you the belt with the timing covers off?

or are you confused with the accessory belts?
THIS^^^^....I think he is confused on the belts hes talking about
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #10
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Does not compute.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #11
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I'm an idiot. Thanks guys.

this is why I don't work on my own car. EQ Tuning for all my needs lol leave it to the pros
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #12
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I'm an idiot. Thanks guys.

this is why I don't work on my own car. EQ Tuning for all my needs lol leave it to the pros
Its alright dude we all have to learn....even the know-it-alls had to learn at one point and time.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #13
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Did the shop tell you it was indeed a "timing belt" and then point to the accessory belts? That would be the worrying part of the story.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #14
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Did the shop tell you it was indeed a "timing belt" and then point to the accessory belts? That would be the worrying part of the story.
But not surprising. I've worked at at quick lube. The smart ones don't stay long.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
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^^ I have to take the company vehicle to a "quick lube" type of place for the service needs....They try like hell to up-sell the "dirty" air filters, blah blah garbage every time. I guess it's just business, but c'mon. Honesty undervalued in the service world.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #16
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fyi, those look like goodyear gatorback belts. they come from the factory like that. if it's not squealing no reason to replace

https://www.google.com/search?q=goodyear+gatorback
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:51 AM   #17
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Haha. Was going to say..thats an extensive oil change! Glad you figured that out
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