Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: USA East Coast to West Coast. I Love to Travel and Explore the World...
Car Year: 2002
Car Model: Forester L
Just had my Timing Belt Replaced at the Subaru Dealership in Boone NC today February 6th 2015.
My Forester has 98151 miles on it.
I wanted Everything Replaced, All Idlers, Tensioner, Water Pump, Thermostat, The Works...
I was told at the dealership that they "Check" the idlers and only replace them if they "need" to be replaced... They Seriously tried to talk me into this... No Kidding... I didn't like the sound of that, if one of them FAILS (as it will eventually) say 20,000 miles down the road, then the Timing Belt will break and My Engine is TOTALED... Hmm interesting that you recommend "checking" the idlers... Yea, No Thank You...
Since we already have the engine Ripped apart and I'm paying for the Labor to have this done I Want to have ALL the Idlers replaced NOW along with EVERYTHING else such as the Water Pump, and a Brand New OEM Subaru Tensioner so I don't have one of these parts fail 20,000 miles down the road... Why would you Not Replace the Old Idlers with New Ones since they have 98,000 miles on them and are GOING to Fail soon??
Dealerships are funny... Seriously, Seems like they just want to sell you a New Car.
As far as I know, they did the job right but Time will tell... Not like I'm going to Take the covers off the timing belt and Inspect the work.. Then again, I might... Just for Piece of mind...
My Total Cost was $1032.90!! This is the Subaru Dealership Price for Replacing Everything with Brand New OEM Subaru Parts.
I had a $110 Coupon that I received in the Mail from this Dealership so My True out of pocket Cost was $968.66.
Car seems to run Perfectly. No kidding, it Purrs and Runs like it just came off the Dealership Floor.
My Idle is Lower than before, the engine was idling around 500 RPM but now Idles at about 250 RPM or Just Below 250 RPM on the Tachometer. The Engine is NOW So Quiet I cannot hear the engine idling from inside the car.
I also noticed the Engine Runs Smoother than before, Now it's Smooth as Glass at all RPM where before this job there was a very slight engine vibration at around 3500 RPM.
See my Invoice Photos Below.
Last edited by Sube777; 02-06-2015 at 05:24 PM.
Reason: Adding more Information.