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Drive Belt/Timing Belt same or different?
Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:35 PM
Is there a difference between a drive belt and a timing belt? The drive belt was just replaced in my '97 Impreza Outback before I bought it. From my understanding timing belts have to be changed regularly on '97 models onward because of an interferance engine. Are these two belts one in the same or different? cuz if they're different I'm going to have to find out when the timing belt was last done....
Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:56 PM
Those belts are different then the timing belt.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 01:59 PM
I've also been looking through the forum for more info on timing belts. Is it possible that a '97 doesn't have an interferance engine? How would you tell one way or another?
Posted 09 February 2005 - 08:11 PM
If it's a 2.5 liter, yes it's an interference engine.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 10:48 PM
i was told the 97 and up model 2.2 liters were interference motors. but pre-97 motors were not interference.
i'd like to clarify that as well since i just bought a 97 OBS with 68,000! could be the original belt for both of us.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:46 PM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:40 AM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 07:17 AM
Originally I thought a drive belt and timing belt were the same, but after a little more research on this board I came to doubt that that was the case. I knew that the dealer I bought the car from replaced the drive belt and after reading a maintenance schedule that mentioned drive and camshaft belts (but no timing belt) I was totally confused! Which belt was actually replaced on my car and what/where is the timing belt? I think I have it straight now….drive belt is the one you see when you open the hood and runs the water pump and altinater, and camshaft/timing belt is in the engine? Please bear with me….I’ve been trying to learn as much about cars and how they run as possible, but it’s definitely a learning curve! I can appreciate the saying “Don’t blow a gasket” now though *lol*
Ok, so I did a bunch of calling around and found the Subaru dealer that serviced my car with it’s previous owner. Seems it went in for it’s 96000km servicing and had the timing/camshaft belt done…and since the dealer I bought it from did the drive belt I should be all set for a while
Now that I have a great running and looking car I have to decide what fun things to do with it
Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:09 PM
Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:14 PM
Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:32 PM
it is covered as to not get any debris in it, since it is very important.
Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:59 PM
I agree. I thought the 96- had the 60,000 interval and the 97+ had the 100,000 interval on the timing belts?
Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:41 PM
97+ are interference....60k intervals, although there is a 100k timing belt. The timing belt is not "in" the engine. It is behind the belts you can see, under the plastic cover. it is covered as to not get any debris in it, since it is very important.
I believe the EJ22 engine (2.2L going back to 1990 or so) is also interferance. I just changed one and I'm sure there was interference when I rotated the cam pully by hand.
You don't want one of these to break on you.
Posted 25 December 2005 - 05:03 PM
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