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Old 08-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2000 Outback EJ25 timing belt

Hello,

New to this forum, would like to know if anyone would post what tool
s are needed to change my outback
s timing belt and water pump? I
m over 158,000 miles and its never been changed.
Any help would be appreciated.

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2001 timing belt, water pump, and valve cover gasket set

You'll want to replace:
timing belt
all idlers/pulleys
water pump
crank seal
cam seal
reseal oil pump
thermostat (OEM only)

and I'd do it sooner than later, you're on borrowed time being 50k past due. These are interference engines, so a failure of the belt/idlers/water pump almost always equals significant engine damage.
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oh wow - yes, change it. if the belt breaks it will most certainly bend valves.

they're really easy to do - get the ebay timing kits with all new pulleys and tensioners. theimportexperts has good quality kits...but anything will be better than 10+ year old 150,000 mile greaseless pulleys. most folks favor the kits with the AISIN (Japan i believe) branded water pumps. i usually just buy the ebay its and then buy the water pumps from Subaru....but from here on out i'm going to figure out which ebay kits/vendors have the brand stuff i want.
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I have been thinking about this one on e-bay. JAPANESE JDM TIMING BELT KIT 2000-2005 SUBARU LEGACY OUTBACK BAJA TBK5001 | eBay
Any comments??

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Im over 158,000 miles and its never been changed.
i doubt this. they don't usually last that long. but if you have owned the car since new.... well maybe.

how long have you had the car?
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I bought when it had 74,000 miles on it and no record of a timing belt change so, I'm assuming it has never been changed.
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If the original owner had changed the timing belt, I'm sure he would have told you since it would be a selling point. I don't think it's unlikely that the components including the belt have lasted 50% longer then the mgf recommendations. That kind of safety factor seems about right.

But you better change everything immediately.
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My '99 EJ25 had its original pulleys at 252,000 miles when knocking rod end, 2nd set of failed head gaskets, oil leaks and consumption meant it had to go. (Got a replacement JDAM EJ25 motor). The Tensioner and water pump were changed at 134,000 miles when the headgaskets gave up and there was some mild overheating. The tensioner was leaking fluid. If the pulleys spin freely and quietly with the belt removed then why change them? The belt must be changed every 60,000 miles -I let it go to 70,000 miles once because I needed the car for work (110,000 miles in 30 months hauling tools and equipment) and it looked pretty worn when I changed it. I use Gates timing belts - shop around on line.
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If the pulleys spin freely and quietly with the belt removed then why change them?
I'll tell you why, it's because one of the pulleys might/will lock up, break the timing belt, or have the timing belt jump time and ruin the valves .

It's like buying insurance. Buy the pulleys, install them and enjoy life, instead of being stuck 120 miles from home with a broken OBW on an extended weekend with the wife .

Brit, you were lucky that the same fate didn't happen to you. Leaving sealed roller bearings to continue on another 60K + isn't wise. My original rollers went at 147K.

Later, T.J.
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