Whats years of a Forrester have a timing chain?

Asked by Inn Feb 13, 2015 at 07:31 PM about the 2003 Subaru Forester XS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2003 Forrester and my son owns a 2012 Forrester.
Someone told me that the newer Forrester's have a Chain now.
Can anyone tell me what year did the Forrester's Chain come
into place?
I own a 2003 and my son owns a 2012.
Thank you
Sal

7 Answers

In 2011. From http://www.cars101.com/subaru/maintenance2.html "3.6L and new for 2011 Forester 2.5L have a timing chain" So pre-2011 have a belt, and 2011 is the same year Subaru specified only 0W20 synthetic motor oil

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