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This is a discussion on Chain or Belt ? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by SD_GR I now recommend also inspecting the thermostat housing carefully and replacing that as well if there ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I now recommend also inspecting the thermostat housing carefully and replacing that as well if there is pitting. Again just IMO and I am no mechanic -- on the contrary my tools are a waste, I can barely use them so everything I say needs a grain of salt.
    I wish I would have replaced my housing.
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    Pitting? Trainrex helped me out, instructing me to Emory file mine until I could feel no imperfections, and to use a touch of Si, but eventually other pits developed, even though I kept the coolant schedule and diluted with distilled H2O only. New housing and all is well again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Pitting? Trainrex helped me out, instructing me to Emory file mine until I could feel no imperfections, and to use a touch of Si, but eventually other pits developed, even though I kept the coolant schedule and diluted with distilled H2O only. New housing and all is well again.
    Not a ton of pitting but corrosion. I sat there with emory for an hour to get it to my satisfaction. It was soo bad I had to start with a knife to whittle it off.
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    A new housing is $28 if memory serves plus a Subaru gasket. My bolts were fine.
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