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    Time to change timing belt on 02 wrx

    Should I get it done right away? or is it safe to put it off??
    '02 WRX 4EAT, 311,000KMs/194,500Miles, Sold. Best car I ever had. '09 STi stage 1, hope this one will be good too...

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    How many miles are on the car? That is probably most important to know.

    I am not sure if the Subaru Boxer engine is designed with "0" clearance like Honda engines. If it is, then it is very important, cause when the belt breaks, the values fall and are crushed by the pistons


    It is kind of the only way to kill a Honda engine.


    Any thoughts from anyone else???
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    The car has 105,000 miles It's a toss up, do timing belt or get up/down pipe for $600. Been saving for 6 months.
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    If it is the original timing belt, definately change it. The expense of changing it now is much cheaper than the expense of rebuilding two heads (and possibly more damage)later

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    when does the service manual state when the belt should be changed. (sorry, being lazy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by prspect06
    when does the service manual state when the belt should be changed. (sorry, being lazy)
    I believe the t-belt change interval is 105000 miles.

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    Do the belt. Subie engines DO have interferance heads and WILL bend valve and or punch holes in pistons if the belt breaks. Timing belts should be taken seriously. If service calls for 105k and you drive the least bit hard do it sooner. Services are for normal drivers who tend to not beat the car.

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    Thanks for the nudges in the right direction. I'm makeing an apointment for replaceing belt today. Up&down pipes will have to wait.
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    on a nice note.... it shouldnt cost much. my local mech quoted me for around 200 bucks, No I havent done it yet shhhhh.... dont tell any one LOL I think its good to pratice what you preach..... but i ran out of cash this month

    good luck to you

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    i got a quote for $150 in LA area at a good mechanic

    thinking to also upgrade the belt.
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    upgrade the belt to what?

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    like this or a power enterprise one
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    the way i see it when it comes to timing belts i would just go OE that would be your best bet that way if it fails 9 times out of 10 if you put up enough of a fight the dealer will replace it for you. at least nissan does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1968OldsMan
    the way i see it when it comes to timing belts i would just go OE that would be your best bet that way if it fails 9 times out of 10 if you put up enough of a fight the dealer will replace it for you. at least nissan does.
    I've never heard of a dealer replacing a timing belt for free unless it was defective, because it's considered a wear item.

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    lol they going to replace my munched engine as well. if it breaks.

    I think I will try a stronger belt
    2002 wagon 83k miles
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