2015 Forester 2.5i Limited CVT
Eye opener. Well not for me. I’m aware of quality parts for TBs. critical that good parts from Japan be used. No Gates. Garbage now. Aisin and OEM Subaru good.
Ive replaced my share of timing and serpentine belts over the decades and have used Dayco, Gates, Bando, & possibly others. These belts have performed just fine as they are ofHistory and years of experience count for a lot.
If you’ve been doing something and using certain brands and have seen with your own eyes, what one brand or type or even COO shows, then I would say that MrSubaru has good facts and information.
it all boils down to what you choose. You have your own opinion. Based on what? You’re still entitled to your own opinion.
I use only OEM or made in Japan or Germany. Quality stuff, from my own experience. The video also makes it clear to me. I subscribed to that way before there was even YouTube.
Sorry man, I thought you were just throwing shade on the Gates belts. Were their certain brands of those "other parts" you mentioned, that you had a bad experience, that we should be aware of?It’s not just the belts. Belts usually live for a while. It’s the other parts that can cause problems. Idlers, pulleys, water pumps, thermostat etc.
I don’t pay dealership prices. I do buy quality parts that aren’t made in China, Taiwan or Mexico. . You get what you pay for. I will never put inferior parts on my car or any car I work on.
I can rest easy knowing that I have good quality parts installed. To each his own.