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Old 12-20-2012, 06:20 AM   #91
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Does the 2013 2.0L have a cam belt, too?
Yes, the new (since 2011) FB series have a belt.

The Subaru H6 has a chain - and 7.5qt oil capacity.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:37 AM   #92
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Dang, I used to know a guy named southforkspeedster! Nice guy, but always seemed to break his riding buddies
you still know me, you just had to start riding in Mexico, so I would not hurt you
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #93
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Does he want to refresh my old 1989 BMW 325is engine?
As a resident E30 idiot, I wouldn't bother "refreshing" one of those motors. You can't break them as long as you don't let the timing belt go. I busted a motor mount on course, and drove 100 miles home not even knowing it with the engine tilted in the bay. Simply amazing motor and car. I'm still kicking myself for selling my last '89 325is (1 of 4 E30s I've owned) and keep threatening to try and get my favorite one back from who I sold it to.

Keeping on track, I had a question similar to the downfall of the M20 in afore mentioned E30: is the scooby motor interference? I remember the talk of the compression ratio and the like, but don't recall it being mentioned. If it is, does this concern you?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:28 AM   #94
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As a resident E30 idiot, I wouldn't bother "refreshing" one of those motors. You can't break them as long as you don't let the timing belt go. I busted a motor mount on course, and drove 100 miles home not even knowing it with the engine tilted in the bay. Simply amazing motor and car. I'm still kicking myself for selling my last '89 325is (1 of 4 E30s I've owned) and keep threatening to try and get my favorite one back from who I sold it to.

Keeping on track, I had a question similar to the downfall of the M20 in afore mentioned E30: is the scooby motor interference? I remember the talk of the compression ratio and the like, but don't recall it being mentioned. If it is, does this concern you?
It is interference. It is a concern and has been discussed. We've decided we're just not going to break our timing belt, so there should be no issues.






But seriously, that is the issue with these Subaru motors, all you can do is keep up on timing belt maintenance. There is a small optional bracket that helps to keep the timing belt from skipping a tooth if the motor goes backward (like rolling backward in gear). And we installed brand new timing belt covers. A lot of the street Subie guys like to run them naked for some reason. But it just doesn't make sense for us to expose that belt to sand, rocks and liquid contaminants. If we lose a timing belt on the course, the race is probably done. Although if we can tow it to the bivouac, we may just have enough parts for David to put something back together
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #95
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Yes, the new (since 2011) FB series have a belt.

The Subaru H6 has a chain - and 7.5qt oil capacity.
Thanks, for that info. GF and I have been tossing around a Subaru, for her next car. I thought the H6 was chain, but, wasn't sure if the newer 4 cylinder was and couldn't find any info on their site.

Totally, enjoying this thread!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #96
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Thanks, for that info. GF and I have been tossing around a Subaru, for her next car. I thought the H6 was chain, but, wasn't sure if the newer 4 cylinder was and couldn't find any info on their site.

Totally, enjoying this thread!
FWIW, Subaru timing belts are generally a pretty easy job compared to most transverse-mounted engines.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #97
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FWIW, Subaru timing belts are generally a pretty easy job compared to most transverse-mounted engines.
I thought they were longitude mounted in the scooby?

OC, I guess if it is a brand new belt and components, you should be fine. And keeping it covered up is a REALLY good idea I'd think given the use (abuse) it is going to undertake. I might think twice, though about that guard you mentioned as precaution. You've got a couple grand tied up in the motor, and the damage from losing a belt can be pretty ugalee. DAMHIK (just with the afore mentioned M20 from the bimmer...)
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #98
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I thought they were longitude mounted in the scooby?
Correct, that's why it's easier—just a lot more room to work in.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #99
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I might think twice, though about that guard you mentioned as precaution. You've got a couple grand tied up in the motor, and the damage from losing a belt can be pretty ugalee. DAMHIK (just with the afore mentioned M20 from the bimmer...)
The guard is on there. We definitely are taking every precaution we can to minimize all of the known issues for these cars. And I really appreciate the comments and questions!


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Old 12-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #100
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The guard is on there. We definitely are taking every precaution we can to minimize all of the known issues for these cars. And I really appreciate the comments and questions!


One winter day the wife went outside, started the car and left some sorta animal parts all over the driveway as she pulled out into the street. Didn't make it a mile before the battery completely died, stranding her in a church parking lot. A squirrel had decided the alternator belt would be a great place to sleep. Snapped the belt during the process of transforming itself into Saturn sausage. I don't know if squirrels are common in Baja, but those covers are there for a reason.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #101
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One winter day the wife went outside, started the car and left some sorta animal parts all over the driveway as she pulled out into the street. Didn't make it a mile before the battery completely died, stranding her in a church parking lot. A squirrel had decided the alternator belt would be a great place to sleep. Snapped the belt during the process of transforming itself into Saturn sausage. I don't know if squirrels are common in Baja, but those covers are there for a reason.


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Old 12-21-2012, 07:54 AM   #102
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Shouldn't this be in Racing... or a new threat called shiny things going fast in Southern climates?

Enjoying the build...
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #103
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We've decided we're just not going to break our timing belt, so there should be no issues.



Yup, blind faith and dumb luck can accomplish amazing things.








Hey Paul , recently found and just caught up. Best of luck with your current dive into the deep end.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #104
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Shouldn't this be in Racing... or a new threat called shiny things going fast in Southern climates?

Enjoying the build...
Thanks Ray....wasn't sure whether Shiny Things or Racing was a better location for this. I figured the Mods would move it if they felt this wasn't the right place.


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Hey Paul , recently found and just caught up. Best of luck with your current dive into the deep end.

Been wondering what the hell took you so long to get here, Mike. We might just have to take a detour to the Santa Barbara area on our way through! This time, you're buying the beer and steak!
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #105
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Been wondering what the hell took you so long to get here, Mike. We might just have to take a detour to the Santa Barbara area on our way through! This time, you're buying the beer and steak!
Deal.
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