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legacy99gt
07-13-2009, 10:26 PM
new guy here need to know how to tell if my timing belt is new will it show up on a carfax or can i pull off the cover and look at it i have a 99 gt ej-25 engine and 99000 miles and i just bought it last month from the dealership

Scorpion8
07-14-2009, 10:21 PM
new guy here need to know how to tell if my timing belt is new will it show up on a carfax or can i pull off the cover and look at it i have a 99 gt ej-25 engine and 99000 miles and i just bought it last month from the dealership

Best bet is service records from the previous owner. Usually timing belts for this vehicle (service/inspect) are done at 30/60/90,000 miles, so unless you know it was done, I'd start thinking about it.

legacy99gt
07-15-2009, 12:05 AM
thanks for the info i didnt think of looking there ill go to the dealership and see if they have the record for it

rutech
07-15-2009, 11:16 PM
yeah a 99 EJ25 timing belt service is at 105K miles, so unless some major engine work has been done, I would guess your belt has not been replaced, like scorpion said though, check with the dealer that serviced it, they should be able to tell you.

legacy99gt
07-16-2009, 09:44 PM
well i went to the dealership and had them look up the service record and lo and behold it was changed at 92000 along with the head gaskets and seals clutch and a safety inspection i believe i found a daimond in the rough

rutech
07-17-2009, 12:22 AM
That is awsome, good for you man, glad to hear it. Good luck and hope to hear from you again.

Scorpion8
07-18-2009, 01:34 AM
well i went to the dealership and had them look up the service record and lo and behold it was changed at 92000 along with the head gaskets and seals clutch and a safety inspection i believe i found a daimond in the rough

You did. I hope you gathered copies of the service records. It was nice to have the belt done right before you bought it. You're good to go!

legacy99gt
07-18-2009, 03:14 AM
yes i did and i also signed up for the my subaru feature that they have on the subaru website so i can view it anytime i want and have an e mail sent to me when i need to have it serviced its a great feature and i definately reccomend it for any subaru owner

Scorpion8
07-18-2009, 08:07 PM
yes i did and i also signed up for the my subaru feature that they have on the subaru website so i can view it anytime i want and have an e mail sent to me when i need to have it serviced its a great feature and i definately reccomend it for any subaru owner

Awesome! Enjoy the ride. These things are bullet-proof "if" you keep up the maintenance. You should have many happy miles out of that whip.

legacy99gt
07-18-2009, 11:32 PM
im hopeing to get 400000+ so im keeping this whip up to snuff

rutech
07-19-2009, 12:34 AM
Well you take good care of her and you will probably get there. The highest milage subie I have seen without a new engine and all that is 369K. It leaked oil and a little coolant but ran great, I was impressed. That is one thing I have found about subies, they will go the distance, no question about that, but they like to leave their mark along the way lol. Good luck man.

legacy99gt
07-19-2009, 10:25 PM
thanks guys i appreciate the help