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Properly installing timing belts on EA82?

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 12:10 PM

Well, I am just happy we cleared it up for him before he tried to drive away and have his belt fall off. :lol:

Boy, He'd have been mad as hell huh?



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Posted 24 October 2003 - 03:46 PM

I'm guessing he would take it out on you, I'm too far away:lol:

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:03 AM

For those of us who happen to possess a perfectly ordinary belt tension guage but don't have access to your fancy schmancy spanner adapter for Subaru ea82 cam sprockets (part no 998374598734-a), if I have new belts AND a new head gasket, BELT TENSION should be in the 35-55 ft lb range. And if either of those things is other than new, BELT TENSION should be 24-46 ft lbs.
So far, so good.
But where should I measure the tension? Right next to the tensioner? On the other side? And for new belts, when should I measure? Should I turn the crank a few times first?

This is more than idle curiosity. After doing the full head gasket ordeal, I find the parts folks at Kragen have given me one correctly sized belt (#2), and something entirely different. Sooo.... I need specs and procedure for a half-assed job.



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Posted 18 January 2004 - 10:05 AM

I just wanted to second the fact that the timing belt idler pulley bearing is a standard bearing so it is readily available. I got mine at NAPA.

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Posted 19 January 2004 - 12:52 AM

try reading this, it describes the entire belt procedure, with pics

the haynes book is not wrong, but the pic does not show the crank rotation

the idea is rotate the crank 360 degrees, so the cam turns 180. bitche d belt jobs either missed that step, or turned the first cam 360 deg

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