Question about Subaru Legacy
1. It's not enough for saying "no damage" if only turning the crankshaft by hand. You need to carry out a compression test of the engine for being 100% sure that really "no damage" inside engine. Usually some valves are bent in these situations! Please check it!
2. Please send me back the engine type and made year, and I will send you the timing belt diagram for your engine. Then you will know exactly the correct timing set-up for your engine, without any doubt of the cams and crankshaft positions.
I'm looking forward to hearing you.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
The Subaru does have interference type engines or those where valves can hit the pistons and damage occurs. You do not give a year, model number so I'll try. The interference engines are, EJ255, EJ257 Vin code 6 = 6 or 7 - 2004 - 09, Baja 2.5, Forester XT 2.5L, Impreza STI 2.5L, Legacy GT 2.5L, Outback XT 2.5L. The 1998-99 Forester, Impreza, legacy, Outback 2.5L. The Impreza WRX 2.0L turbo. 2002-05. The 1996-97 Legacy & Outback 2.5L. If yours is one of theses models and year. You may have some damage. The only way to know for sure if you have damage is with a compression check of all the cylinders. If you think you still may be ok with no damage, Repost with model year and engine type I will try to set you up with a description of how to time the cams.
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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