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This is a discussion on Timing belt within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I read all the timing belt replacement threads already and it still seems unclear of when to change it. Supplier ...

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    Timing belt

    I read all the timing belt replacement threads already and it still seems unclear of when to change it. Supplier websites show 60k, dealers say 90k, service manual says 105k, and members say anything from 60-105k. Which is it? I could imagine a 90k as it is close to 105k and you can knock it out on your 90k service.

    I see people replace the water pump, thermostat, tentioner, and oil seals. Would this be a wise investment as if one of them went the timing belt would have to be removed?

    Finally, i dont see my wrx going past getting a vf34, if that even ever happens. Should a stick with the OEM belt, or is an STi or upgraded belt good to look at for that kind of driving.

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    I would trust the OEM belt over anything else. Replace it at the manufacturer recommended interval. Doesnt hurt to do it early either.
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    Timing Belt

    I am going to do the timing belt this week. I know about the water pump and tensioners. Do you need to replace the thermostat and what oil seals are you talking about?

    Thanks for the info

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    I heard some people were doing the thermostat as well just to be safe. Im not sure on the oil seals, again just something i read.
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