Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: USA East Coast
Car Year: 2002
Car Model: Forester L
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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, All the Timing Belt parts..
I was told at the dealership that they "Check" the idlers and only replace them if they "need" to be replaced... The Dealership said this is what they normally do, to keep the cost down.. Hmm.. I didn't like the sound of that.. The Idlers are very important and with 98,000 miles on them already, they are going to fail before another 100,000 miles.. If one of them should fail, as they probably will, then the warranty would be voided because an OLD part was left in, to save a few $$$ and that one old part is what caused the timing belt to break.. My engine is totaled and the warranty on the new parts is worthless because the old part will be blamed for the failure... Interesting...
Since we already have the engine taken apart and I'm paying for the labor to have this done why not replace all the old Idlers along with everything else such as the Water Pump, Tensioner, etc. 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? Sounds fishy to me.. I insisted they replace All the Idlers with new ones...
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.
See my Invoice Photos Below.
Last edited by Sube777; 04-02-2015 at 06:35 PM.
Reason: Adding more Information.