I recently purchased a 2004 STI with 62,000 miles on it. The day after I purchased it, the alternator/ power steering belt snapped into pieces on me. I decided to replace both belts.... fairly inexpensive, not a big deal. However, with that in mind I worry about the timing belt. Subaru recommends that I have it done at 105K but I'm still worried looking at the condition of the accessory belts that came on the car. I tried taking the timing belt shroud off to inspect the condition of the T-belt on the car, but the bolts are simply spinning in there. Should I be worried or I'm I being a newbie to the STI world?
I have a mechanic I can trust, but he says he has to do a lot of work to even take off the shroud since the bolts are spinning.... advice?