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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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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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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32,135

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

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32,135

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

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32,135

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

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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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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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"This guy" is actually in the pay of the automotive industry. His specialty is marketing - in other words he is a spinmeister and a salesman.

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Hi l have a question do you recommend me to buy a Subaru legacy 2006 h6 ?

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To the guru above - start a new thread and provide more info on the car in question.

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Subaru replaced the short block in our 2013 legacy at 63,000 miles free of charge, explaining when the robot bored the cylinders it did a poor job of it, 0-20 oil or timing chain has nothing to do with it, now has 110,000 on it, uses no oil between changes 10,000 miles, Mobil one 0-20! The myths abound, I guesss they had so much ill luck with 0-20 oil is why they still use it today! They aren’t stupid

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To my armchair friends, I seriously doubt whether a lot of you have ever owned a Subaru of any kind! One posted that the 4 cylinder cars just do not have enough power to get out of way, they will get to 60 in a little less than 7 seconds, so drive one before you say the 6 is really needed. We also have a 2011 outback 2.5 premium, uses Mobil 5w30, change it every 10k, also uses no oil. Again, a lot of other cars use 0w20 also, Honda for one, I guess they use oil also because they are boneheaded and just don’t want to use better oil, your remarks make me tired, I have been a master mechanic for over 50 years, it qualifies me....

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OK. KISD principle. Boxer vs. 6 cylinder/ manual vs automatic.

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I have a 2013 2.5i Prem. Legacy. I did had issue with the oil consumption ever since I switched out the Subaru brand motor oil to Ardeca 0w20 never had any issue with oil consumption.

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