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Old 11/09/2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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So ive been doing my timing belt, water pump, and idler pulleys today.. everything is together except for the belt guide on the passenger side exhaust cam. its bent up and consequently junk. however, the others are installed. is it vital to have it on there or can i run without it and without issue? i have no idea where id get one anyway... unless someone has one laying around.


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So ive been doing my timing belt, water pump, and idler pulleys today.. everything is together except for the belt guide on the passenger side exhaust cam. its bent up and consequently junk. however, the others are installed. is it vital to have it on there or can i run without it and without issue? i have no idea where id get one anyway... unless someone has one laying around.
i would try to find one at the dealership, i would definetly put a belt guide back on... because i'm paranoid. better safe than sorry.


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i would try to find one at the dealership, i would definetly put a belt guide back on... because i'm paranoid. better safe than sorry.
really? this is open to discussion or considered optional on an interference engine?

i'm sure subaru didn't think it was important, they probably just had some parts lying around and decided to use them up.


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really? this is open to discussion or considered optional on an interference engine?

i'm sure subaru didn't think it was important, they probably just had some parts lying around and decided to use them up.
obviously the guides are not meant to touch the belt. whats there purpose then?


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obviously the guides are not meant to touch the belt. whats there purpose then?
i would think the same but there has to be a reason for them to be on if subaru put them on from factory.


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i would think the same but there has to be a reason for them to be on if subaru put them on from factory.
i managed to bend the old one back enough to make spec clearance..

the only thing that i could think of is that maybe over time as the belt stretches, the guides keep it from jumping time if the belt gets loose that way you dont bend valves?? but by that time, you probably wont catch it in time to save it before one of those guides chews the belt up and it snaps anyway...lol just a theory.


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just brought this back because i just finished my timing belt. wasn't too bad actually. all is fine and dandy


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