'98 Subaru Forester - how often does timing belt get replaced?

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#1

My '98 Subaru Forester has 130,000 miles on it. I had my timing belt replaced at 103,500 miles. Am I due for a new timing belt? How often do they need replacing?


#2

I believe it is 105K, same as my Subaru. So you should be good until 208K miles or so. Your owner’s manual maintenance schedule would be your authoritative reference.


#3

Mileage is not the only factor. Time is an element so about 6 years maximum, and even that can vary based on other factors such as engine overheating, any oil or coolant leaks, outside temperature extremes, etc.


#4

Every 8yrs or 105k miles whichever first. No worries it appears.