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    In the past like when I built a stroker motor for my truck I used fel-pro gaskets. Do you consider those imitation?
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    subarus are very picky when it comes to the cooling system... at least in my experience. And yes, get the actual subaru parts. I changed out my thermostat twice in two months before i went to the dealer and ordered genuine parts.

    here is a pic of the geniuine subaru thermostat as compared to the one from autoparts store (ie. autozone, oriely's,)



    now which one would you go with? haha. like i said, went through two of the ones on the right before getting the one on the left... that was months ago. and i have yet to have a problem.

    also, make sure to get the subaru coolant, may cost more than say prestone, but its better and has certain additives that are meant for subaru motors

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    thanks for the pic, eddie. i'll probably take you guys' advice. i'm not gonna do it for a week or so at the soonest so i'll just order stuff.

    also thanks for the other replies. cheers guys.
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    In the past like when I built a stroker motor for my truck I used fel-pro gaskets. Do you consider those imitation?
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    is it a gasket there or an o-ring?
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    The authentic part acts like an O-ring, it fits a recess in the metal.
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