Timing belts & gaskets

Tiny
ROBERTVANNIEL
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  • 2002 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
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  • 91,000 MILES
My question is on a Subaru H4 engine. Is there a timing belt or a chain? Also does Subaru use RTV material for there gaskets? Thank you very much. This is a great site.
Bob Van Niel
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Saturday, December 25th, 2010 AT 12:34 PM

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Tiny
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They use a timing chain. As far as the RTV, I recommend the following. Clean both surfaces properly to eliminate old gasket material, oil, or contaminates of any type. Once everything is clean and dry, use a gasket and properly torque the item. I don't like the RTV. The engine was designed for gaskets. When they are used properly and the parts are properly prepared, they work much better than the other items.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 4:41 PM

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