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Old 05-27-2009, 03:42 PM   #11
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Virginia
1995 Legacy wagon


Originally Posted by ciper View Post
You should use the timing marks on the cam/cover only as a reference! It is possible to be of by a tooth on all four/two cams if you do it without using the belt marks or counting teeth. If I was you I'd grab a flashlight and a pick and start counting.
Funny that the Haynes manual didn't mention using marks on the belt itself to line things up. It only mentioned lining up the crank and camshafts. My old Subie has just two cams, FWIW.

The car is still running fine and I've put 1,000 miles on it. In fact, it might be my imagination but it seems quieter than it ran before I changed the belt. (I also replaced the two accessory belts, so one of the three might have been making some noise.) However, I will check the timing belt at my next opportunity. It's vacation season for me, so it will be a few weekends before I can get to this car, and I have to do a timing belt in another car (not a Subaru) first.

Thanks for all the help and advice!

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