I would like to apologize in advance if their is already a thread for this topic...I didn't see one when I searched for rebuilds
I am the proud owner of an 02 WRX wagon and something terrible has happened to my baby!!
I have done some research and also discovered that ours is an interference engine meaning that I most probably have damaged my valves and pistons also.
So I come to you my fellow WRX fans for assistance/ideas/snarky comments on what I should do, parts I should acquire,and reputable places to buy said parts. I have a manual and have already replaced my clutch and flywheel so I am not without some skill under the hood, but I am also nervous because the engine is the heart and soul of a car. I am currently not interested in any major mods/HP tweaks as this is my daily driver and I can't afford many performance parts. I figure if I am going to be replacing pistons and valves though that I might as well replace anything else to add longevity to my baby. I am fighting with myself on what I should or shouldn't get, so here is the list so far:
Rebuild Kit w/ gaskets, pistons, rings, timing kit with belt, oil and waterpump-$580 from ebay seller mizumoauto
Left-hand (US passenger side) Timing Cover-$22 from ebay seller fast-imports
Left-hand (US passenger side) Intake Camshaft Timing Sprocket-$72 from FlatIronsTuning.com
Valves-$115 from import image racing
Rest of the camshaft timing sprockets
Thank you for letting me talk your collective ears off, and for any and all advice. You are all awesome.