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Old 05-10-2001, 05:48 AM   #1
steve_d
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Post timing belt change

Yeah yeah I know...I post about this enough..

for 130 dollars in parts...t-belt and h20 pump with assorted gaskets and such....I did it myself in the garage in 4.5 hours.

Problem....DOHC cars will spin the driver's side cams faster than you can blink. The special tool was no help. the cogs were oriented waaaaay wrong. I put everything back, it's all aligned, the car runs....

Problem number 2....I overheat terribly. this relates to the post in the general forum "Subaru is no help when dealer messes up" The answer is as such....jack the car up.

From board member Ryan plum..."talked to Steve (head tech ) and Dennis (powertain guy).....they didn't even
flinch.

Jack the front of the car up!. vent the air.Got to get the radiator above
the engine and get the bubble out. then when you think you've got all the
air out, take the car out and "race the hell out of it" full throttle, quick
jerks, etc. really shake it up. but first, JACK THE CAR UP......"

huh....the stuff you learn.

sjd

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Old 05-10-2001, 01:18 PM   #2
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That's what I figured, at about 12:30 last night...I just took the spare to work today.

It's an excuse to buy ramps. I had a set but gave them away rather than move them.

steve
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Old 05-11-2001, 12:05 AM   #3
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You don't need to jack the car up to bleed the air from the cooling system. Remove the upper radiator hose, pour the coolant into the hose to fill the block. While the hose is off, pour the coolant into the radiator until it is up to the upper hose neck. Then re-install the hose and top off the coolant.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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I purchased a user 2008 Impreza 2.5L with no service records. So I figured I change the timing belt.
I removed the cover and the belt looks fine. All of the lettering looks new.
So is tis belt new or do Subaru belts have insanely good lettering.

This is a 2008 Impreza SOHC 2.5L with 101000 miles.

I've never seen a timing belt with 100000 miles with the lettering still intact.

Thanks

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Old 12-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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I purchased a user 2008 Impreza 2.5L with no service records. So I figured I change the timing belt.
I removed the cover and the belt looks fine. All of the lettering looks new.
So is tis belt new or do Subaru belts have insanely good lettering.

This is a 2008 Impreza SOHC 2.5L with 101000 miles.

I've never seen a timing belt with 100000 miles with the lettering still intact.

Thanks
It sure looks new but I would also be concerned if the belt tensioner and the other pulleys have also been replaced.
Was it a private party sale or from a dealer?
How does the other maintenance items look on the car, filters, plugs, valve cover gaskets, brakes, struts, etc. It the car looks to be very well maintained, there is a good chance that the timing belt was changed.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Purchased from dealer. All fluids and filters are new.

I think I'll bite the bullet and just do it. Dayco kit is only $170 with tensioner and pulleys.

Probably will do water pump as well just to be on the safe side.

Lots cheaper than fixing bent valves...

Thanks for the info.
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