Just trying to juggle the cost and timing of some much-needed repairs/maintenance and have some questions.
I have a 2002 Subaru WRX with roughly 105k on the odometer. I've had a few unexpected expenses come up, so I'm a little thin on cash and need to prioritize the work!
With 105k on the odo, I know I need to do the timing belt/water pump. How long can I wait or should be be worried I haven't done this already? I talked to the local dealership and they said some people wait for 120k without issue... but I don't think I want to risk that.
Any ideas for where to buy inexpensive OEM timing belt/water pump kits? I have a friend who is a Subaru tech for the labor.
I've just started to experience some major brake pedal pulsation, but no pulsation through the steering column. Does this indicate whether the front or rear rotors are warped? I seem to recall somebody saying pulsation in the pedal is from rear rotors, but I may be wrong.
I also need to figure out what kind of brakes I'm putting on. Money is the main factor, but I've cheaped out on brakes once before... and won't ever again. I don't autocross (as of now), but I do drive spiritedly. I currently have Powerslot rotors with Hawk ceramics and I do like them, but they're not exactly inexpensive.
So, which comes first? Any suggestions on good value rotor/pad combos?