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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Is GENUINE Subaru recommended? Just out of curiosity...


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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Do the water pump for sure. Ours seized at 105k and shredded the timing belt. New engine at $11k was the damage...


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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:38 pm 
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dannyz wrote:
Is GENUINE Subaru recommended? Just out of curiosity...

Hey mate you can run Gates or Dayco but I stuck with Genuine So Genuine timing belt kit and water pump. I have heard that Subaru timing belt rubber is of a higher quality and are made in Japan so I would think better than any Gates or Dayco that they make for Subaru.
I would definitely get the kit as the tensioner is just as important.
If its coming down to price, give Rising Sun a call there Genuine price is very competitive against the other brands. I definitely would not use a no name brand.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Thanks.. have emailed rising sun for all the required parts... spoke to my local Subaru and they want around $820 for timing belt kit and water pump + gasket.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:54 am 
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I have my timing belt change scheduled for tomorrow.

going to do the full kit and water pump.

at 100,000kms one of the spark plugs were inspected, it looked fine, and so the set was not changed.

now at 125k i am guessing it is something that is well overdue to be done... or do they just keep on going and give you a sign that they are not working well and need replacing?

any brands of spark i should be looking out for. NGK just show one type on their website that is suitable

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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:02 am 
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JazzyJ wrote:
or do they just keep on going and give you a sign that they are not working well and need replacing?

Hey mate, you will definitely know if it was to be a plug/lead that is not firing properly or at all. If it was a dead plug, you would have trouble starting, it wouldn't idle properly, there would be power loss and the list goes on. I would also think the engine check light would come on and go into limp mode.
Myself personally at a 125,000 I would replace them but that's me.


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 Post subject: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:58 am 
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Subaru standard servicing replaces spark plugs at 112,500 kms. A set is less than $150 so worth doing to ensure good performance.

https://www.ebay.com.au/p/subaru-genuin ... &rdtsrc=vi

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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:43 pm 
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I had the service done yesterday, pretty much did the lot

timing, ac, alternator belts
idler pulleys and water pump
oil and radiator fluids
oil, air and cabin filters

they also did some other stuff that was bugging me

i checked the service receipts i had previously and plugs had been changed at 115k, the mechanic pulled one of the plugs out of interest and said it looked great, so that was fine by me.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing belt change... What else to do? And parts needed!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 pm 
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jonp wrote:
Subaru standard servicing replaces spark plugs at 112,500 kms. A set is less than $150 so worth doing to ensure good performance.

https://www.ebay.com.au/p/subaru-genuin ... &rdtsrc=vi


A question about spark plugs, has anyone used standard Copper electrode Plugs instead of platinum. I was told the copper is a better conductor and yes you have to change them more often.

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