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Old 03-04-2013, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question to the American owners of gas Foresters from my. 2008 to 2010:

What's the mileage listed in your user manual to change the timing belt?
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105,000 miles.

We like to suggest that one does everything in there at the time the belt is done. Timing belt, tensioner, idlers, water pump.

Though keep in mind we only get the EJ25. Non-the less the parts should last the same time frame, largely because most often they are the same parts.
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Many thanks for you fast reply.

The background of my question is the following one:

In the German user manual of my Forester 2010 is listed a mileage of 160000km for all European Foresters to change the timing belt.
That's a little bit less than the 105000miles (105000miles ~169000km) for the American Foresters, but nevertheless it's pretty similar.

But in my German user manual is also listed a mileage of 100000km (~62000miles) for Russian, Israeli and Foresters of other countries than European ones.

That's a remarkable shorter mileage.

Does anyone know the reason for this difference?

By the way: For my previous Forester 2007 was listed a mileage of 105000km (~65000miles) to change the timing belt.
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The EJ22 2.2L NA that we had here in the states was a 60,000 mile interval from 1999 on down.

In 2000 it became a 105,000 mile interval along with the EJ25s until it was discontinued.

Around this time Subaru also changed some of the timing belt components. Tensioner style changed and some of the idler pulleys went from a single row bearing to a double row.

Personally, and just my personal opinion. 105K miles is a touch long. I see a few cars with around the 105K mile mark where some of the idlers are getting dry and noisy. If I was putting a spec on it I think I would feel safe at 80K miles(my own are changed here). However I am not in the business of selling cars and don't have to decrease maintenance on vehicles to make them better than brand "B".

You may want to look at Gates and see what they spec it for.

This is a good site for maintenance research. http://www.cars101.com/subaru/subaru_maintenance.html
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In Australia it's recommended change interval is every 100,000 Kms
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Is there a time interval recommended?
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