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    I was told that, that is the timing belt kit I should buy. Ill be buying one shortly. No idea on the website.

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    The kit itself is good, but you should be supporting one of our sites vendors. I hear WTF Tuning is pretty good to deal with
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The kit itself is good, but you should be supporting one of our sites vendors. I hear WTF Tuning is pretty good to deal with
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    I have not taken a liking to Gates gaskets. I'd use Subaru gaskets. The Gates kit itself though is great and I'd gladly buy it again. Recommended.
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    Heard lots of good things about gates. I have an OEM kit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The kit itself is good, but you should be supporting one of our sites vendors. I hear WTF Tuning is pretty good to deal with

    I need one too. PM me a price please! thanks.

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    my subaru tech recommends OEM but does install these when customers want them. i went with OEM
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The kit itself is good, but you should be supporting one of our sites vendors. I hear WTF Tuning is pretty good to deal with
    Can you provide a link? I looked for them but didn't have any luck finding a timing belt kit.
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    Tnx for the help thus far everybody. Ill probably go for the Gates kit on account of the price vs OEM. One thing that bothers me is that all of these kits don't come with a new gasket of the water pump. Does anyone know where to find a new one? Do I need a new one?
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    Hi Buzz, again, get the gaskets from the dealer. The Gates kits do have gaskets in my experience but I really recommend dealer gaskets. You'll need a dealer thermostat and dealer water pump gasket. If you swap thermostats get that from the dealer too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    Hi Buzz, again, get the gaskets from the dealer. The Gates kits do have gaskets in my experience but I really recommend dealer gaskets. You'll need a dealer thermostat and dealer water pump gasket. If you swap thermostats get that from the dealer too.
    I agree with Spiros on this one. The gaskets are relatively cheap, as is the thermostat (it's ~$30 extra total). While you're there, I recommend replacement with genuine OE parts.

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    do water pumps normally fail?

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