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    '05 WRX Timing Belt Question....

    i have been reading about changing my timing belt and i know its really important that i get it done (104k miles). But it is really important that i change all the pulleys and tensioners and water pump, cause that is an extra couple hundred bucks.... Just wondering what you guys think, my gut tells me to change it all while its all open and there, but if they are well known to not run out for a good 200k i might just change the belt and worry about the accessories on the next belt change

    thanks for the input

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    It all depends what kind of shape they're in, which is pretty much impossible to know. Either you can change them when things are apart for a bit of money, or wait for them to go and then it's a lot more expensive repair.
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    Change them now. A pulley bearing or water pump seizes and your in a world of trouble, I would even suggest that if you can't afford it all, don't do the belt for a couple months until you can. Running the belt an extra couple thousand miles should be perfectly fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post
    Change them now. A pulley bearing or water pump seizes and your in a world of trouble, I would even suggest that if you can't afford it all, don't do the belt for a couple months until you can. Running the belt an extra couple thousand miles should be perfectly fine
    Well if the timing belt goes, there goes the top end of the motor...
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    i am gunna get it all done at once, just wanted to see what you guys thought!

    thanks for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncman View Post
    i am gunna get it all done at once, just wanted to see what you guys thought!

    thanks for the advice
    Very good idea if you've got a little extra to spend. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Well if the timing belt goes, there goes the top end of the motor...
    Of course, but being recommended at 105k and going to , say, 108-109k should be perfectly fine
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    would you guys trust this kit, or should i buy the gates for double the price?
    Subaru Impreza WRX Turbo Timing Belt Water Pump EJ20T - eBay (item 370461959268 end time Jan-29-11 12:58:03 PST)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncman
    would you guys trust this kit, or should i buy the gates for double the price?
    Subaru Impreza WRX Turbo Timing Belt Water Pump EJ20T - eBay (item 370461959268 end time Jan-29-11 12:58:03 PST)
    I would buy the Gates kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncman View Post
    would you guys trust this kit, or should i buy the gates for double the price?
    Subaru Impreza WRX Turbo Timing Belt Water Pump EJ20T - eBay (item 370461959268 end time Jan-29-11 12:58:03 PST)
    On stuff like that, OEM
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