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  1. Okay, it's a 2006 Legacy 2.5i Limited. I have owned this car for about a month and half or so. It has 99,500 on it. Today I am driving and the engine loses power/stalls, I try to restart it, with no luck. I get the car home and want to make sure the timing belt was moving properly. When I remove the small part (driver side) I see metal shavings. I could press the timing belt down at least a 1/2" and I know that not good. I was honestly feeling a little sick/kind of depressed. I let the engine get cold before draining the antifreeze. Remove all the stuff (belts, alternator, harmonic balancer etc) I take the remaining bolts out of the timing belt cover, and there it is, the Timing Belt Tensioner bolt had sheared off.... the tensioner was just floating it its area kind of... I know the timing had to have moved, if you see the picture with the belt, the clip is to show you where it was... According to Carfax the car had a cam seal(s) installed and Timing belt tensioner & Idler check on 10/10/16 @ 96,764 miles at a NON Subaru repair place in Round Rock, TX... I won't say who YET but they should have seen the tensioner leaking, and they of course didn't. Now what to do next... I don't want a junkyard engine because - You get someone else issue. Thoughts
  2. I did a quick search, but I was looking for corroboration. I did a hybrid short block swap on this in November. 1995 2.2 block with 2000 2.5 SOHC heads and intake to match the 2000 outback. It's been running like a champ until now. It's low on power, hard to get to highway speeds, hard to start. But it still starts(after a couple tries) and runs ok. CEL came on, checked the codes. Came up with fuel trim on the odd side (cyls 1 &3). I did some searching and came up with the trouble being that the odd side jumped a tooth or two on the cam pulley. I pulled the cover off expecting to find it off a tooth, but instead I find funky wear on the crank pulley. Kind of like the belt has drag on it and is being pulled by the crank, so the even bank is correct, but the odd side is about a tooth behind. This would indicate a bad tensioner, in my mind. When I swapped the timing belt, pulleys and tensioner, I thought that I took my time when compressing the tensioner. I don't have a vise but I do have a 12 ton press. It went smoothly and I went slowly. Did I screw up the tensioner, went too fast or whatever, or it just decided to fail now? Please take a look at the pics and let me know your opinions.
  3. Hey Guys, Just had my head gaskets done and timing belt replaced two months ago by a friend. Over the last week my idle was rough and on my way home the engine barely ran. I thought a rod bearing was failing but with this site and youtube i think it might be my timing belt tensioner. The sound is in front. Should I have my stealership friend do the timing belt tensioner or tackle it myself. I have experience at other issues but have stayed away from the timing belt jobs. thanks, Michael
  4. I posted earlier tonight about a recent cylinder misfire. In that thread, Fairtax4me suggested that I make sure my timing belt hasn't slipped. But even if the timing belt isn't the source of my current engine dilemma, I figure I should make that my next DIY project. Supposing I want to order a complete timing belt component kit, including idlers, tensioner, and a water pump---can anyone offer advice on where to go for quality components? My car is a '99 Legacy Outback 2.5L with 230,000 miles. I have found components kits on RockAuto.com and eBay ranging in price from $150 to almost $400. I understand OEM quality components are desirable, but I don't know who the OEM manufacturer(s) are. Also, I wonder if it's overkill for me to worry about OEM with an older car. I don't know about the reputations of the various aftermarket manufacturers. Can you suggest a reasonable plan of attack, brands you trust, or a preferred online vendor? Thanks!
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