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

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    Subaru Impreza Timing Overview (All Model Years)

    Over the years the Subaru Impreza has had a mix of timing chain and timing belt based engines. From 2012 to 2021 all 2.0L engines have a timing chain while the 2.5L engine has a timing belt. From 1993 to 2011 all Impreza engines have a timing belt.

    From 1999 to 2021 all Subaru Imprezas have interference engines. For 1998 the 2.2L is a non-interference engine while the 2.5L is an interference engine. From 1993 to 1997 all Impreza engines are non-interference.

    Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
    Subaru Impreza 2012 - 2021 2.0L timing chain interference Amazon
    1998 - 2012 2.5L timing belt interference Amazon
    1999 - 2001 2.2L timing belt interference Amazon
    1995 - 1998 2.2L timing belt non-interference Amazon
    1993 - 1997 1.8L timing belt non-interference Amazon

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    Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

    2021 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2021 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2020 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2020 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2019 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2019 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2018 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2018 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2017 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2017 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2016 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2016 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2015 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    All 2015 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

    2014 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.0L 2014 Subaru Impreza models have a timing chain and an interference engine. The 2.5L 2014 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2013 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.0L 2013 Subaru Impreza models have a timing chain and an interference engine. The 2.5L 2013 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2012 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.0L 2012 Subaru Impreza models have a timing chain and an interference engine. The 2.5L 2012 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2011 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2011 Subaru Impreza 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) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2010 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2010 Subaru Impreza 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) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2009 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2009 Subaru Impreza 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) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2008 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2008 Subaru Impreza 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) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2007 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2007 Subaru Impreza 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 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L Turbo 293 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2006 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2.5L 2006 Subaru Impreza 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 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L Turbo 230 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L Turbo 300 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2005 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2005 Subaru Impreza 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 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L Turbo 300 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2004 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2004 Subaru Impreza 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 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L Turbo 300 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2003 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2003 Subaru Impreza 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 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2002 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2002 Subaru Impreza 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 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2001 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2001 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.2L 142 hp (EJ22) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    2000 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 2000 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.2L 142 hp (EJ22) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    1999 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1999 Subaru Impreza 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
    2.2L 142 hp (EJ22) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
    2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    1998 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1998 Subaru Impreza models have a timing belt. The 2.2L is non-interference and the 2.5L is interference.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    2.2L 137 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon
    2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k Amazon

    1997 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1997 Subaru Impreza models have a timing belt and non-interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    1.8L 115 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon
    2.2L 135 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon

    1996 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1996 Subaru Impreza models have a timing belt and non-interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    1.8L 115 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon
    2.2L 135 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon

    1995 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1995 Subaru Impreza models have a timing belt and non-interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    1.8L 110 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon
    2.2L 135 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon

    1994 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1994 Subaru Impreza models have a timing belt and non-interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    1.8L 110 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon

    1993 Subaru Impreza - Timing Belt Or Chain

    The 1993 Subaru Impreza models have a timing belt and non-interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
    1.8L 110 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K Amazon

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