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2002 outback soch or doch 2.5?


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#1 super20dan

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:55 PM

this is my first subaru and i need to know if i have the soch or doch 2.5 in my 2002 outback. its near 60,000 and time for the timming belt change . the owners manual is of no help and the only shop manual i have goes to 98 for the brighton(outback). by the way my head gaskets blew at 38.000K ! dealer fixed for free. great car otherwise

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:32 PM

Another Floridian. Cool!

The DOHC EJ25 was only from 96-99. Yours is definitely a SOHC. It had much worse headgasket issues.

You're wise to want to change the timing belt at 60k miles. Even though the interval on this engine is 105k, I still think 60k is safer. Rubber is rubber.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:56 PM

many thanks- will this engine freewheel if the belt breaks and not ruin the valves etc. i get conflicting reports and would like to know. not that i want it to break on me.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:23 PM

It would tangle the valves but if I were you I would change the belt at 90,000 and reseal and put a water pump on at the same time. You are wasting a bit of time and money if you do it at 60,000, but it's your car.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:50 PM

It would tangle the valves but if I were you I would change the belt at 90,000 and reseal and put a water pump on at the same time. You are wasting a bit of time and money if you do it at 60,000, but it's your car.

I agree with Cookie, 60k is too early, I would go 90 or 100k and change the water pump, cam and crank seals, oil pump seals.

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:57 PM

thanks-i will wait till 90,000 and do h20 pump at same time




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