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    Chain or Belt ?

    Does the new 2013 WRX STi have timing chains or belts ?

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    Yes, sadly it is a belt.
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    How big of a job is the timing belt on these motors? ('13 WRX) I've never owned anything with one before, but I know on some cars it's not all that big of a job and on others it's a pretty monstrous task.

    It's a job I'm pretty sure I'll hand the car over to the dealer for, but I'm just wondering how much lube I should bring with me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000gm View Post
    How big of a job is the timing belt on these motors? I've never owned anything with one before, but I know on some cars it's not all that big of a job and on others it's a pretty monstrous task.

    It's a job I'm pretty sure I'll hand the car over to the dealer for, but I'm just wondering how much lube I should bring with me.....
    I would pay for a shop to perform this install, since the first thing an informed potential buyer will ask you is "proof of the timing belt maintenance" when you decide to sell your car. If performed by a dealer, the install is typically approx. $1000 (+/-$150), but most [non-dealer] shops quote 5 hours of shop time to perform the maintenance. If you purchase the Gates OEM replacement kit, you can sneak by spending about $750-800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I would pay for a shop to perform this install, since the first thing an informed potential buyer will ask you is "proof of the timing belt maintenance" when you decide to sell your car. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000gm View Post
    How big of a job is the timing belt on these motors?
    On my older Impreza I spent ~$500 in parts or so and a weekend with a friend to DIY it. Worth doing it yourself if you can. By rights, I can't, but I managed to do so anyway. If there is any doubt, there is no doubt, pay double that and have someone do it.
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    its not too bad. a few hours of labor. but id recommend replacing everything since everything replace anyway. all your belts, water pump, exchange your coolant, and replace the idler pulleys

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    $1000 for a dealer to perform a timing belt change? Where are you getting quotes from? The job pays 3.5 hrs, tensioner is $150, belt 200 something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    $1000 for a dealer to perform a timing belt change? Where are you getting quotes from? The job pays 3.5 hrs, tensioner is $150, belt 200 something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Subaru prices....duuhhhh
    I work for a dealer so mine is a more accurate type of pricing....duuuhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    $1000 for a dealer to perform a timing belt change? Where are you getting quotes from? The job pays 3.5 hrs, tensioner is $150, belt 200 something?
    + Water pump, gaskets, etc.

    I was quoted about $1100 by the Subaru Dealership here. Anyhow, the gates kit is about $380 for the belt, tensioner, and water pump (+ shipping). That's quite a decent deal. Most shops around here want 5 hours of labor = $500. A conservative estimate is $880.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    I work for a dealer so mine is a more accurate type of pricing....duuuhhhh.
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