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HG and timing belt question.
Posted 17 October 2004 - 08:54 PM
On another topic, I was wondering if i should have the timing belt re-done. It seems that Subaru say it should be replaced at 105K, and to my knowledge this wasn't done. Should I do this at this point? Is it likely to break at this mileage (114K)? Does it wreck the engine if it goes out?
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 09:34 PM
Hmmmm, if you can be fairly certain the timing belt wasn't replaced you should get it done, as well as the water pump at the same time. Even if it could last another 20 or 30 thousand miles, every day you take a big risk. And yes, it'll mess things up.
I don't know much about these Subaru's (yet) but people claim the head gasket trouble is not real common... at least, not as much so as might seem. Plus, it was the pre-99's I believe, which were the worst about failing.
Apparently if the engine is never allowed to overheat you would probably be okay, far as head gasket goes. Therein lies the problem, can you possibly know it never overheated before? And would not do so soon anyway, for some reason, namely thermostat or water pump trouble.
But I'll let others speak.
Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:20 PM
Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:26 PM
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