1990 Subaru XT Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Subaru XT
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1990 Subaru XT ProblemsEngine Oil Leaks
Premature timing belt failure is not uncommon. The recommended service interval is 60K, but belt failures before that mileage have been noted. This 1.8L engine is considered "free-wheeling", therefore the chances of valve damage if the timing belt fails is minimal.