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2008 Subaru Forester Question: When should I change my Forester's (83K) timing belt & how much should it cost?



, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2013, 19:09

No problems yet but when I was getting an oil change, they suggested I get it done soon and it would be $1300.

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    M & R Car Import Services (69 Answers) , Chicago, IL - (773) 840-8204
    M and R Car Import September 15, 2013, 20:23

    If your 2008 Subaru Forester F4-2.5L DOHC Turbo engines & without turbo The Maintenance Service Intervals of Normal Service is @105,000 MI or 168000 KM Or...105 months whichever occurs first. At the minimum I would have it visually inspected. If timing belt is found soak w/ oil that would shorten the timing belt lifespan as well. Something to keep in mind about your Forester engine is a Interference type. As far a cost goes Call me up Monday w/ 17 digit VIN # and i could call you back w/ a quote. Best of wishes.

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    September 15, 2013, 23:00

    Did that price include the complete componet kit with water pump and oil seals? Or don't know?
    Agree with M & R.

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