Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Outback XT-B
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Note: The torque spec on the crank pulley has gone up every year since 1989. I would torque it to the newest torque spec.
I've seen pulleys loosen up and go wobbly, destroying the crank. It's a cryin shame to see a motor blown not by having fun, but from something as dull as a wobbly crank pulley.
For the dealer, a timing belt, all seals, water pump, and accessory belts, I think the running-tab is around $1600 or so, last I checked. Compared to the dealer, every option is an innexpensive option.
09 SWP Outback 2.5XT 5MT 263whp, 337 lb-ft