what years have timing chains

Asked by Jan 28, 2017 at 12:18 PM about the Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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21,665

The H6 engine has had a timing chain for a long time... at least 15 years. The 2.5 Four cylinder cars had timing chains starting with the 2013 model year and newer.

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Unfortunately the new Subaru engines with the timing chains use oil due to the oil control ring design and the ultra thin oil Subaru specifies.

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21,665

2013 and 2014 are the worst offenders. It's definitely true and that's why there's a settlement . It's unfortunate that the positive side of the timing chain is negated by the oil burning issues. http://www.girardgibbs.com/subaru-oil-consumption-class-action- lawsuit/

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21,665

Interesting video on oil consumption.... See this below https://youtu.be/xa1kqSo3aeM

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21,665

Paste this link to a page look for the truth about oil consumption https://youtu.be/xa1kqSo3aeM

21,665

The issue about the oil consumption could have been handled differently ... bad strategy.. resulting in the lawsuit...

21,665

Also, see this video about timing chains or belts... and turbos... Actually, this guy really says it doesn't matter.... https://youtu.be/8BW5goupvQ4

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21,665

By the way...in case you were wondering, this guy is a degree certified mechanical engineer....see this website link below https://au.linkedin.com/in/john-cadogan-a207598b

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