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

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Subaru Outback Timing Overview (All Model Years)

All Subaru Outbacks from 2010 to 2021 have timing chains. From 2000 to 2009 the 4 cylinder Outbacks had timing belts while the V6's had timing chains. All Outback engines are interference.

Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
Subaru Outback 2010-2021 all timing chain interference Amazon
2000 - 2009 4 Cylinder timing belt interference Amazon
2001 - 2009 4V6 timing chain 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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

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
2.4L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260hp (FA24) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2020 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

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
2.4L 4 Cyl. Turbo 260hp (FA24) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2019 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2018 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2017 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2016 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2015 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp DOHC (FB25 H4) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2014 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2013 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2013 Subaru Outback is a interference engine and has a timing chain.

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 chain interference 105k Amazon
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2012 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2012 Subaru Outback has an interference engine and the 2.5L has a timing belt while the 3.6L has a timing chain depending on the model.

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 belt interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2011 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2011 Subaru Outback has an interference engine and the 2.5L has a timing belt while the 3.6L has a timing chain depending on the model.

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 belt interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. 224 hp (EJ25 H4) timing belt interference 105k Amazon
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2010 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2010 Subaru Outback has an interference engine and the 2.5L has a timing belt while the 3.6L has a timing chain depending on the model.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2009 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2009 Subaru Outback has an interference engine and the 2.5L has a timing belt while the 3.6L has a timing chain depending on the model.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2008 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2008 Subaru Outback has an interference engine and the 2.5L has a timing belt while the 3.6L has a timing chain depending on the model.

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
3.6L (H6) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2007 Subaru Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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 Outback - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts and are interference engines.

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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