what is a camshaft drive belt?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jim, Mar 25, 2007.

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    Jim Guest

    Hi all--

    My daughter just bought a Subaru. It now has a grand total of 10 miles
    on it (!!!). It is a 2007 Subaru Forester with a 2.5 Liter engine.

    We were looking at the maintenance schedule, and it says that the
    camshaft drive belt is supposed to be inspected every 30,000 miles and
    replaced at 105,000 miles. What is a camshaft drive belt -- is that
    like a timing belt? I assume it is inside the engine? Is there
    anything on the Subaru to facilitate the inspection, or do you have to
    open up the engine, like the older cars with the timing belts?

    Any other recommendations for her on this car? She is very happy ...
    so far.

    Jim, Mar 25, 2007
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    Todd H. Guest

    Yup. Think of it interchangeably with timing belt.
    Todd H., Mar 25, 2007
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    David Guest

    The timing belt is on the outside of the engine.
    David, Mar 25, 2007
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    BobN Guest

    Jim: it is the timing belt. It's on the outside of the engine at the front,
    under the black plastic cover.
    BobN, Mar 25, 2007
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    Jim Guest

    Thank-you all for responding to my question.

    Jim, Mar 26, 2007
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    daszkiew2000 Guest

    Timing cover can be partially removed ( 2 or 3 screws) in order to
    inspect the belt - mine is 80K miles old and when i checked it
    recently it still looks new : no moisture, "glazing" or signs of
    rubber breakage.... But I would be religious about sticking to the
    book as for replacing it - all subie 2.5 flat four engines are
    interference type....
    daszkiew2000, Mar 26, 2007
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