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 2020 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
    Subaru Outback 2010-2020All Enginestiming chaininterference
    2000 - 20094 Cylinder Enginestiming beltinterference
    2001 - 2009V6 Enginestiming chaininterference

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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.

    2020 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 182 hp (FB25 H4)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.4L 4 Cyl. Boxer Turbo 260 hp (FA24 H4-T)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2019 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2018 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2017 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2016 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2015 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2014 Subaru Outback

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

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2013 Subaru Outback

    All 2013 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2012 Subaru Outback

    All 2012 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2011 Subaru Outback

    All 2011 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2010 Subaru Outback

    All 2010 Subaru Outbacks have timing chains and are interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hp (2.5i FB25)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.6L 6 Cyl. Boxer 256 hp (3.6R EZ36)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2009 Subaru Outback

    All 4 cylinder 2009 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2009 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hptiming beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer Turbo 243 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 245 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2008 Subaru Outback

    All 4 cylinder 2008 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2008 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hptiming beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer Turbo 243 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 245 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2007 Subaru Outback

    All 4 cylinder 2007 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2007 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hptiming beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer Turbo 243 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 245 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2006 Subaru Outback

    All 4 cylinder 2006 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2006 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hptiming beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer Turbo 243 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 245 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2005 Subaru Outback

    All 4 cylinder 2005 Subaru Outbacks have timing belts while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2005 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 173 hptiming beltinterference105k
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer Turbo 243 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 245 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2004 Subaru Outback

    The 4 cylinder 2004 Subaru Outback has a timing belt while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2004 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 165 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 212 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2003 Subaru Outback

    The 4 cylinder 2003 Subaru Outback has a timing belt while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2003 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 165 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 212 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2002 Subaru Outback

    The 4 cylinder 2002 Subaru Outback has a timing belt while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2002 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 165 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 212 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2001 Subaru Outback

    The 4 cylinder 2001 Subaru Outback has a timing belt while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2001 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 165 hptiming beltinterference105k
    3.0L 6 Cyl. Boxer 212 hptiming chaininterferencelifetime

    2000 Subaru Outback

    The 4 cylinder 2000 Subaru Outback has a timing belt while the V6 has a timing chain. All 2000 Subaru Outbacks have interference engines.

    Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Boxer 165 hptiming beltinterference105k

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