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How often does timing belt need to be replaced on Subaru

forester? specifically 2012? JA: How many...
How often does timing belt need to be replaced on Subaru forester? specifically 2012?
JA: How many miles are on the timing belt? Have you ever had to change it before?
Customer: 83K
JA: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. Looking to buy used forester. Had a 2005 and the belt went at 160K. Blew the engine. Told they should be replaced every 50K. Also told the newer ones now have timing chains instead of belts
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Looking at a 2012 forester premium. Appears to be in good shape. Would like to get it for about $10K. Is that unrealistic?
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Clifton B.
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hi is the a turbo engine ?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No I don't think so

the price is not bad at all if the car is in good shape it would be a good buy ., the belt is due every 60.00 miles

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Do newer models (2014 and up) have chains instead?

sorry it should be inspected at 60,000 and replace at 105.000 miles

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yes 14 and up do use chains

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you for the info!

your welcome please rate the service before you go as this is the only way for me to get credit thanks.

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