Question about 2004 Subaru Outback
I have a 3.0l H6 with 60,000 on the clock. When should i change the timing belt. I am a little confused on reading the service manual as it states that the H6 belt is self tensioning ?
Also i am experiecing wear on the outermost edge of the tires on all wheels ? CAN ANYONE HELP ?
The timing chain on the H6 does not need to be replaced. We ran into a vapor lock (can you believe it!) situation a couple of weeks ago and I did some reading. In the maintenance booklet for our 3.0H6 states that the camshaft drive belt (timing belt) on the 2.5 ltr 4 cyl. needs to be inspected and replaced. On the 3.0ltr engine there is a footnote that states "Periodic inspection and replacement of the camshaft drive chains on the 3.0 Liter models are not required."
Hope that helps.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Hi, the belt that is self tensioning is refering to the serpentine belt that runs the alternater, power steering pump, waterpump, etc.... this should be replaced every 60k or 4yrs. take a flash light and take a look for cracks on the ribbed side of the belt.( if need to be replaced comment back and i can assist. its real easy.) the timming belt is alot harder and i reccomend to only change if there is a problem with it.
The tire situation-- this occurs when the tires are out of alignment and are riding mostly on the outside of tire. take it to a tire shop. get a all wheel alignment and have them tell you how much the are off to confirm problem. hope this info helps.---lebones
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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