timing belt interval on 98 Impreza ?

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by John Eyles, Jul 30, 2003.

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    John Eyles Guest

    I am trying to help a friend decide if she should
    replace the timing belt on a '98 Impreza (2.2L)
    with 70K miles.

    My understanding has always been that the interval
    is 60K miles for the 2.2L engines. The online
    maintenance schedule (at www.subaru.com) says it
    should be 60K for "Federal Specfication Vehicles",
    but 105K for "California Specification Vehicles".
    The vehicle was purchased in North Carolina, so I'd
    assume the "Federal" applies. But WHAT on earth
    would be the reason California vehicles have the
    same 105K interval for both 2.2L and 2.5L engines,
    while Federal vehicles have 60K and 105K respectively ?

    Meanwhile, two different North Carolina dealers have
    told her that the interval is 105K miles, and they're
    presumably aware it's the 2.2L engine. And of course
    they'd tend to want her to think it's 60K anyhow.

    I'm very confused.

    Thanks, John

    P.S. But I presume the 2.2L engine is non-interference
    for both Federal and California, so at least major
    engine damage is not a worry, right ?
     
    John Eyles, Jul 30, 2003
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    Go to www.subaru.com with the VIN number and year/model to get the correct
    answer. Eddie
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 30, 2003
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