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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Torque required?

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#1 Guest_giboufou_*

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 08:52 PM


Does anyone know offhand the torque necessary for the crankshaft pulley bolt on a 1998 2.5L Legacy Outback?

I'm guessing its like a regular 4 cyl. around 130 ft/lbs.


#2 Guest_tcspeer_*

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 09:39 PM

Haynes manuel say's 90 -100 on the 2.5 and 70 to 80 on the 2.2

#3 Guest_ccrinc_*

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 06:33 AM

Haynes manual is wrong!!!!! :evil:

Both should have at least 125 lbs of torque.


#4 Guest_tcspeer_*

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 04:38 PM

Chilton's say's crank pully bolt torque is 69-76 lbs. for 2.2 and 94 lbs. for 2.5 are they wrong also?

#5 Guest_tcspeer_*

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 04:47 PM

I will confess the subaru people had it much tighter than this the first time I took it off. It took two of us with a large pipe to hold it and the biggest breaker bar that Harbor Freight tools sell to get it loose. I have over 1/4 millon miles on it now ( I run mail Rt.) and have had it off many times and have never torqued more than 90 Ft. pounds and it is always tight when I take it back off and it don't take two people to do it. I would prefer to retighten it than get a broken bolt out of crank.

#6 Guest_tcspeer_*

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 04:56 PM

( Sorry I forgot to say mine is 97 2.2 )

#7 Guest_Commuter_*

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Posted 28 June 2003 - 09:03 PM

On the other hand... there have been a lot of reports of damaged keyways at the pulley from people NOT torquing the bolt sufficiently. People who have done a timing belt change themselves, etc. CCR Inc knows their stuff. I don't think they'd mislead you.

Perhaps those aftermarket manuals are wrong because Subaru had it wrong initially in their manuals. When one considers all the specs that are in a book like that, it would be surprising if a few were not incorrect.


#8 Guest_applegump_*

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 04:03 AM

Subaru got the torque figure wrong in the early manuals so consequently the aftermark manuals got it wrong too.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">

The torque should be greater than 90.

'90 Legacy 2.2 AWD LS

#9 Guest_Legacy777_*

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 12:24 PM

Listen to Emily!!!

They rebuild subie engines. It also doesn't hurt to put a little bit of locktite on the threads.

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