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    100k tune up HElp!

    hi i need to change my timing belt and water pump since i reached 100k miles, whats the best way to go? One of my friends told me he got a kit with everything for $220 at slowboyracing.com but i cant find the kit can anybody tell me whats the best kit and affordable to buy and where? thanks and i have searched..thanks

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    This is where I bought mine.

    http://www.jscspeed.com/catalog/Suba...7_WRX_STI.html

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    100k tune

    Okay thanks

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    I can see that price being for the belt and the water pump alone (though still rather cheap), but that won't include the tensioner or any of the idler pulleys, which I would highly recommend you replace.
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    I googles and I found out the I also should replace the thermostat is there anymore good website where I can buy good product for my 03 wrx

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaap View Post
    I googles and I found out the I also should replace the thermostat is there anymore good website where I can buy good product for my 03 wrx
    For a thermostat ONLY use the Subaru model. It may be a bit more expensive, but not by much, but it's basically the only thing that will work correctly for your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    For a thermostat ONLY use the Subaru model. It may be a bit more expensive, but not by much, but it's basically the only thing that will work correctly for your car.
    what about the number of 160 degree fail-open thermostats (grimmspeed, etc.)? I would argue that this would be a better option than oem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poly_poly-man View Post
    what about the number of 160 degree fail-open thermostats (grimmspeed, etc.)? I would argue that this would be a better option than oem.
    On what basis would those be a better option than OEM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by poly_poly-man View Post
    what about the number of 160 degree fail-open thermostats (grimmspeed, etc.)? I would argue that this would be a better option than oem.
    Argue all you want, evidence suggests otherwise. Regardless of how they fail, they still fail, more often than the OEM's.
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    So I should buy the oem instead of an aftermarket

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaap View Post
    So I should buy the oem instead of an aftermarket
    I use the OEM thermostat. I also use OEM gaskets for the water pump and thermostat, OEM crank or cam seals if needed (I don't know or care whether there are imitation parts available for those) and I'm thinking about the newer Subaru blue coolant next time it's due. I will use the Subaru conditioner.
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