Drive belt replacement

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Harvey's News, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. I have a 2000 Legacy with 123,000 Kilometers. My service person, not a
    Subaru dealer, has recommended the drive belt be replaced because the car
    the is 7 years old - even though the distance is below the recommended 160K.

    What is the experience of this group with drive belts on the MY2000 Legacy.
    Is time a factor as well as distance.

    Thanks,

    Harvey
     
    Harvey's News, Nov 23, 2007
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  2. Harvey's News

    Weaponer Guest

    I know on heavy truck tires, even if the tread is perfect, 7 years is
    about the maximum age for usage. The rubber breaks down and can cause
    a failure. If you have a good mechanic, he should probably be adopted
    into the family. I think he is giving you good advice. You've gotten
    75% of the mileage out of the belt already. If you break the belt
    when you're away from home, the motel, restaurants, repairs, lost time
    from work, whatever - I think it's cheap insurance.
     
    Weaponer, Nov 24, 2007
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