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What is the recommended mileage for changing the timing belt on a 2003 legacy sedan? Will this model be damaged if the belt breaks while the car is in motion?

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RECOMMENDED 105000 MILES AND YES IT CAN DAMGE THE ENGINE IT IS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE

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What mileage should the timing belts be change not showing any problems but itis a second hand car 1993


Manufacturers usually recommend between 50 000 to 60 000 mile between timing belt changes, although some are as low as 30 000 miles. It is the safest to contact the agents and find out what what the recommended belt life for your vehicle is. Belts seldom show any problem before just snapping and causing considerable and expensive damage.

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Have a 1999 Subaru Legacy B4 sedan with a 2000cc engine in Japan. The 2.5liter recommends timing belt change at 105,000miles if I'm not mistaken. What about for a 2liter engine?


Yes 2.2L is the same. Remember these are Subaru suggested. Does not hurt to replace belt at these intervals. Have a great day.

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Recommended timing belt replacement.
90,000 miles
Note : This engine is an interference engine, which will cause major engine damage if belt is to break.Also good idea to replace water pump.

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Does a 1993 Legacy 2.2 have a timing belt that needs replaced at a certan mileage?


Hello there, Yes these cars do have Timing belts, I always recommend changing your Timing Belt at 75,000 miles. It is much better to be safe by changing it than having it break and add up a lot of extra expenses.

Good luck and I hope this helps you, Allen

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Could you please give me some guidance on fitting anew drive belt to my 318tds tourer as mine has snapped and i have no idea of the routing of new belt


BMW 318/325/M3/525/535/M5 1989-1993 Repair Information

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Fig. 1: Setting the engine to tdc for cylinder 1 engine

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Fig. 2: Releasing the tension on the spring for the timing belt roller engine

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Fig. 3: Checking the alignment of the timing marks before installing the timing belt engine


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Fig. 4: Timing belt arrangement engine

BMW recommends that the timing belt be changed every second Inspection ii, or every 4 years on cars that have low mileage. Most of the rest of the industry has timing belt changing intervals ranging from 40,000 miles to 60,000 miles. It is better to change the belt at a lower mileage than at a higher number.
The timing belt must be replaced every time the belt tensioner is loosened. Do not reinstall a used belt. Reusing a timing belt, even one with low mileage, is not worth the chance of having a belt break and damaging the engine.

Good luck.

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Cam belt change - which mileages? 245k on clock, changed once at 197k


They recommend timing belt changes on Subarus every 125K miles.

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Do i need change my engine belt in my 2001 subaru b4?


I assume you mean the camshaft timing belt? If it has never been replaced, the answer is "yes." Otherwise follow the service interval outlined in your service manual. Most small automotive engines from Japan recommend this T-belt be changed every 60-80 thousand miles. It should be changed every few years regardless of mileage due to aging. Do you have any service records on this vehicle? This is a good starting reference.

Many Subaru engines are "interference" type engines. This means if the timing belt breaks while the engine is turning, valves can come in contact with pistons and cause damage to these parts and/or the cylinder head. This is much more damaging and costly than replacement of the timing belt at a professional shop.

This is definitely one of those: "If it aint broke, go ahead and fix it anyway" situations. And I am not into fixing the unbroken! Except in this case.

Hope this helps you. Tater Todd

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