Does A Subaru Outback Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?
Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Subaru Outback. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.
|Model Year||Engine||Belt / Chain|
|1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999||2.2L EJ22 SOHC||timing belt|
|2.5L EJ25 DOHC||timing belt|
|1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004||2.5L SOHC 165 hp H4||timing belt|
|3.0L EZ30 H6||timing chain|
|2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009||2.5L EJ253 H4||timing belt|
|2.5L EJ255 H4 turbo||timing belt|
|3.0L EZ30 243 hp||timing chain|
|2.0L EE20 turbodiesel||timing chain|
|2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014||2.0 L DOHC turbodiesel EE20||timing chain|
|2.5 L SOHC EJ25||timing belt|
|3.6 L EZ36 DOHC H6||timing chain|
|2015, 2016, 2017||2.0 L diesel 148 hp H4||timing chain|
|2.5 L 170hp H4||timing belt|
|3.6 L 256 hp H6||timing chain|
Which models have a belt/chain?
Subaru Outback cars with the ez30, ee20 and 3.6 ez36 engines have a chain while the rest of them with the EJ series of engines have a belt.