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Something simple and I’m sure many know this. On my 2010 Outback 6 cyl, the water pump is driven by the cam shaft and not by a belt. The belt drives the ac compressor, alternator and power steering. This means that if the belt breaks or in my case an idler pulley fails at 148k, you (or your wife) gets home. She may complain that the car is harder to steer but that’s better than an immediate shutdown and overheat. This is unlike my truck which drives the water pump from a belt.

So I think this is pretty cool and well thought out. Just another reason why the Outback is a better car. I bet there are others.
 
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