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Timing Belt

2009 Subaru Outback

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#1 Reggie



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

I am in need of a timing belt replacement. Is there a timing belt made to last longer than the factory recomendation of 60,000 miles?


#2 johnceggleston


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

depending on year, model, engine, trans, miles, ...


yes, the california spec belt is rated at 105k miles. but you better be sure to replace everything else, pullies, waterpump, etc. unless you want a filure on one of those. (note: ALL jdm subarus, 90 - 04,  have a 100k  kilometer interval. that is about 60k miles.)


the last itme i checked, the local parts store had the 60k belt in stock and it cost more. the 105k belt you had to order and it was cheaper.


i don't know the life span, interval for the belts you get with the ebay kits from ''theimportexperts''.  but i still use them and ASSUME it is 60k. quality parts for a good price.


info please.

Edited by johnceggleston, 15 February 2013 - 10:31 AM.

#3 Rooster2


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

My experience in buying a TB, water pump, and pullies from ebay has been good, at a good price. Prolly only a 60K mile belt, but for money spent it is a good value.

#4 1 Lucky Texan

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

I THINK Gates offers a 'racing' TB but, I have no idea what qualities it may have over a regular belt.



#5 ocei77


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

I THINK Gates offers a 'racing' TB but, I have no idea what qualities it may have over a regular belt.



IIRC it has Kevlar in its construction.



#6 NorthWet


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

I THINK Gates offers a 'racing' TB but, I have no idea what qualities it may have over a regular belt.



Maybe it doesn't have to be EPA/CARB certified, as in lasting 60k/105k?  Real possibility.

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