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  1. ('09-'13) 2009 - Timing belt broke - can anyone tell me the odds a top end rebuild is all I'll need?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello all, I am new so thanks for having me. The timing belt broke on my forester 09, non-turbo with interference engine. The previous owners showed me a service record of it being replaced at 100k but here we are anyway. i know that there is damage to the top end, It seems likely that there...
  2. ('03-'05) 2004 - Harmonic Balancer Overtightened?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I was replacing timing belt/water pump in my 2004 xs and was putting everything back together. As I was tightening the harmonic balancer to 120 ft/lbs, the whole bolt clicked and jumped forward. Now the whole belt assembly will only turn a bit in each direction and won't make a full revolution...
  3. ('03-'05) 05 X, 277k miles, Timing belt time! Need suggestions

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi all! I'm new to the forum, looking for insight and suggestions for timing belt change on high mileage foz. Not so brief history on the car, I purchased it Dec 2011 with 159k miles on it . The previous owner had great maintenance records and I have tried to keep up his good work. Had the...
  4. ('03-'05) 2004 - HELP!!! Forester died while driving?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    So my 2004 Subaru Forester just died on me while I was driving. I checked the temperature gauge and it wasn't hot and it didn't make a noise either. It just died. Almost like the battery was dead or the serpentine belt snapped. I replaced serpentine belt, replaced the battery with new terminals...
  5. ('09-'13) 2013 - Short Block Replacement - No timing belt replacement?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    quick back story, bought a 13 Forester 2.5x this summer, noticed it was heavily consuming oil, did an oil consumption test and found out it went through 2.8 quarts in 1,200 miles. Luckily it was still covered under the Subaru oil consumption warranty for that model (90k miles), so I'm getting a...