I think the title says it all! Just your run of the mill timing belt and water pump job on this 1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5l DOHC EJ25D.
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49 thoughts on “Subaru ej25d 2.5 dohc timing belt water pump – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam James says:

    When I do Subaru timing belts, I have to use a long breaker bar against the frame and hit the key for a moment to crack the bolt because they always seem so tight

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars r3dhorse says:

    What paint marker do you use?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Eagen says:

    We used to use Exxpress tire too, back in my dealer days.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark McKelvy says:

    Hey there viewers and welcome back to the self made auto channel 😀

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevan Rose says:

    Hay Eric have you replaced a timing belt on a Toyota v6. I’m thinking about doing mine and would like to have your expertise as a backup

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Lambert says:

    Head and block cracking twin cammer!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jorge Rodriguez says:

    Thanks for the Tip on the belts BTW Turbo-Juice 😁 Lol !

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS says:

    So your Communist local government is not happy just taking away your autos they also destroy your roads. They do this by killing the bridges over any of your streams that has concrete in it. Any road without bridges is no road at all. If you wondered why bridges in your area were continually being worked on here is the answer. Does rebar rust. Practical Engineering. This video shows what happens to your bridges when exposed to salt.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joshua klingensmith says:

    Thank you for your time Mr South Main Auto.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James says:

    stupid intro

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars locked nloaded says:

    Whenever I do a timing belt on one of these I get to kit that includes the water pump. I've seen the water pump seize up and cause the timing belt to slip. Tick tick boom!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremiah says:

    The big 2 5.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 6/27/2020

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mylar hyrule says:

    Oil your tool with Kroil? Never even thought of it, lol. Works good?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Gaffney says:

    Smigen Last time I heard that was in the USMC Thanks Eric great learning experince there Jim

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Man Productions says:

    Eric needs to go watch more super troopers like right MEOW!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Miguel Cortes says:

    Is that air ratchet an impact?

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shannon Zittlow says:

    Toyota Corolla /Matrix have timing chains good for 400k miles

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Oakhill says:

    I love Eric's attention to the timing belt. I drove 6,500 miles in the summer of 2018. Most of it at 3,000 rpm. That is 50 revolutions per second! for a total of 15,810,810 revolutions. If the timing were off by any tiny amount, the engine would be destroyed.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Derrick Nykoluk says:

    Can someone make a t-shirt that says "every tool has a hammer side"?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Coleman says:

    Subaru work is fun to watch. Boxsters are like a VW on steroids. I also like to watch Andre at Subi Peformance. He is a small shop like yourself, but only builds Subaru racing engines. He doesn’t talk much except when he switches to his native German (speaks English OK). His shop looks like an operating room. Must be a German thing. Enjoy. Thanks for the great videos. M Coleman

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walter Davis says:

    Eric love your vids! I know this is an older vid and i hope your still replying to comments. I working on this same vehicle, the owner who is living out of it on my street.
    It cranks over but will not start. So i pulled up the back seat, with the key in the ignition turned to on i could hear the fuel pump humm. So i stoped and moved to ignition. Checked all fuses, all where good. At this point i went ahead a replaced the coil pack and wires. I did not pull any plugs thou. Still no start…so im thinking he may have jumped time. Is there a why to tell without having to pull everything? Also any advice getting her started? Things i may have over looked? I should add she was running just fine then he had a hard start one morning then it started to misfire, now it no starts.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will K. says:

    Timing marks are all you need on an EJ. They're one of the easiest engines to work on once you know what they're like. I wouldn't reuse a tensioner or timing belt on any car though. Love your vids btw

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Rich says:

    Have you any videos changing the head gasket off a 96-97 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 L DOHC engine? I'm still scouring on here .

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ron A. Bolton says:

    So the customer wanted to safe a few dollars and not replace the pump when you did the heads? now saving money on the belt?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eg Treadway says:

    Great video Eric,I'm working on 2001 forster and suspect timing issue,can this be verified with scan tool?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kurt Buck says:

    Was the water pump replaced with the timing belt? You said it only had 30K on it. I always do the water pump when replacing the timing belt on my Hondas, because this.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kaye Wortman says:

    Thumbs UP on The Don't Tread sticker

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Mccarter says:

    Idiot

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Le says:

    What air ratchet is that?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Doggs says:

    Timing belt on Subaru says 105 months or 105,000 miles I have 70k miles but I'm at 105 months can I wait in your opinion and if so for how long?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald de Rooij says:

    As a customer, I would have liked you to change all the rubber belts for new ones, no matter what.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sergio Lopez says:

    What a beautiful babe !!!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Ed Axeman says:

    Scooby-Do!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justa Hasbeen says:

    How does the transmission cooler work? Does coolant go into the trans or does trans fluid go into the radiator? Anyone?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew says:

    That AC Clutch/Bearing though……

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars animalcorvair says:

    well never buy a car with timing belts

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Can't ask for better. Thanks for the video.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jeffery warburton says:

    if you dont have a shop vise to put a pin in this style tentioner you can use a jack and car frame but i usualy just use a new one for peace of mind

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chrimay says:

    Is nice to see your loving wife taking a look in the garage

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Deal says:

    do not trust the marks on the Dayco belt use the physical marks on the engine and make sure everything is tight