Does A Subaru Forester Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Subaru Forester Timing Overview (All Model Years)

From model years 2014 to 2021 all Subaru Foresters have timing chains. From model years 2011 to 2013 the naturally aspirated Foresters have timing chains while the turbo Foresters have timing belts. Prior to 2013 all Foresters have timing belts.

All Forester engines are interference.

Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
Subaru Forester 2014 - 2021 all timing chain interference Amazon
2011 - 2013 naturally aspirated timing chain interference Amazon
2011 - 2013 turbo-charged timing belt interference Amazon
1998 - 2011 all timing belt interference Amazon

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2021 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2020 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2019 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25 DI H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2018 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2017 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2016 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2015 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2014 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.0L 4 Cyl. 250 hp (FA20F H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2013 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

The naturally aspirated 2013 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain while the turbocharged have a timing belt. They both have an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2012 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

The naturally aspirated 2012 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain while the turbocharged have a timing belt. They both have an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2011 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

The naturally aspirated 2011 Subaru Forester models have a timing chain while the turbocharged have a timing belt. They both have an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2010 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2009 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2008 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2007 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2006 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2005 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2004 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2003 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2002 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2001 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

2000 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

1999 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

1998 Subaru Forester - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Subaru Forester models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 165 hp (EJ25D H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

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