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    best places to get T-belt, T-stat, waterpump...

    So i'm coming up on 100,000 miles and i figure now is as good a time as any to get some maintenance out of the way.

    here's what i'm looking to do:
    Timing belt (prefer OEM)
    Water pump (prefer OEM) + gasket
    Thermostat (opinions?) + gasket
    External AT filter

    I've been quoted about 200$ for the labor to do this all if i bring in the the parts (from the only mechanic i trust in my city). So i need to get the ball rolling on ordering the parts. Anyone have any good sites to buy from?

    I've done some searching and found a sitehttp://sd.autohausaz.com that has a lot of the parts i need.

    Where do you guys buy your stuff?

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    The AT filter is a lifetime filter and doesnt require replacement...just throwing that out there.....However while your in there I would also replace all the timing belt idlers and tensioner...unless of course you believe they will all last you another 100k miles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    The AT filter is a lifetime filter and doesnt require replacement...just throwing that out there.....However while your in there I would also replace all the timing belt idlers and tensioner...unless of course you believe they will all last you another 100k miles...
    so your saying don't replace a filter thats been sucking up junk for 100K miles that doesn't "require" replacement, but do replace the belt idlers and tensioner

    I think I'll replace the filter. However only once in a blue moon do i hear of anyone actually replacing the idlers/tensioners, so hopefully I'll be fine with out them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnapshot View Post
    so your saying don't replace a filter thats been sucking up junk for 100K miles that doesn't "require" replacement, but do replace the belt idlers and tensioner

    I think I'll replace the filter. However only once in a blue moon do i hear of anyone actually replacing the idlers/tensioners, so hopefully I'll be fine with out them.
    I agree replace the filter.
    However, it's good to have the idlers/tensioners on hand just in case one or more needs to be replaced. If get them locally, and don't use them you can return them Just saves a trip to the parts store in the middle of the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnapshot View Post
    so your saying don't replace a filter thats been sucking up junk for 100K miles that doesn't "require" replacement, but do replace the belt idlers and tensioner

    I think I'll replace the filter. However only once in a blue moon do i hear of anyone actually replacing the idlers/tensioners, so hopefully I'll be fine with out them.
    The reason I mention to replace the idlers/tensioner is because if one of them fails/seizes you will bend valves...SO personally I dont like taking chances like that especially if you arent planning on touching them in the next 105k miles after the t-belt change...Also for the filter Ive seen 4EAT's with 300k miles with the original filter...the way I look at it...Subaru has some pretty good engineers and If they say the filter doesnt ever need to be changed unless damaged or the trans is rebuilt..Personally Im going to listen to them....

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    100K (ish) tune up

    just got my car back from the shop. I had them do the following:

    New timing belt
    New water pump
    New thermostat
    New T-belt tensioner
    new accessory belts
    coolant flush and refill
    fuel filter
    AT filter
    AT drain/refill

    All told with parts and new gaskets and labor it was 700$. The thought of doing my own timing belt was rather intimidating....

    Hopefully I'll be good until 200K now....*crosses fingers the motor and tranny will last that long*

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